The two Godolphin contenders look the ones to focus on and both seem sure to improve considerably on achievements to date. Choosing between the pair is tricky but GREAT TIMING gave the impression there would be a lot more to come when just failing to reel in the winner at Sandown and is narrowly preferred to Ghanaian, a smooth Salisbury scorer on reappearance. Forgive and Majestic Oasis look to have rather a lot to do conceding weight to such promising types and any danger may come from the foot of the handicap where lurk Sharqawiyah and Tosca, who finished one-two at Nottingham last time. There's little between them at the weights but the winner created a good impression that day and is taken to uphold the form.
Forgive 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 19l behind Roserrow (9-5) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Majestic Oasis 20-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 7th of 8, 25l behind Lily's Angel (9-3) at Lingfield 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in May.
Great Timing (USA) 5-4fav (9-7) Raced wide, held up, ridden and headway 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, driven and ran on final furlong, gaining on winner, 2nd of 9, nk behind Estiqaama (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Ghanaian (FR) 5-6fav (9-4) Close up, slightly outpaced 4f out, good headway to join leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, asserted towards finish, won at Salisbury 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Elnadwa (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Sharqawiyah 5-4fav (9-3) Keen held up in touch in rear, headway entering final 3f, ridden to lead entering final furlong, stayed on, won at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May beating Tosca (9-2) by 1l, 6 ran.
Tosca (GER) 18-1 (9-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, slightly outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Sharqawiyah (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.