Prince Of Johanne won this last year at odds of 40/1 and beat Excellent Guest and recent Ascot winner Don't Call Me in the Royal Hunt Cup in June. He's 15lb worse off with Stevie Thunder, runner-up 12 months ago, however and looks to be in the handicapper's grip now. Mijhaar has been threatening to win one of these big handicaps for a while and is worth a second look but 2010 winner Credit Swap hasn't had a run this season. Hughie Morrision, responsible for 2009 victor Supaseus, has a likely sort in Chil The Kite. Partnered by champion-elect Richard Hughes, the colt never really got involved when fourth in a Listed race at Haydock last time but had won both previous starts at Doncaster and Ascot. A low draw could be a problem, however, and Boom And Bust, King's Warrior and Mull Of Killough are also passed over starting from a single-figure berth. Mukhadram may prove the best of the other three-year-olds but was beaten off this mark here last time, while Start Right could be the pick of the Godolphin trio, despite jockey bookings suggesting otherwise. Anderiego was a good second at Doncaster two weeks ago but it could be worth having a small each-way wager on TALK ABOUT. There is no way to tie in the form of Mikel Delzangles' raider against his British counterparts but the fact that he's been thereabouts at Chantilly, Longchamp and Deauville since winning at Saint Cloud in the spring suggests he's no mug and the fact that he stays further than this is a factor in his favour. Probably fairly treated off a mark of 92, he gets a tentative vote to cause an upset.
Fury 7-1 (8-11) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, not much room and steadied to 5th over 5f out, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Grandeur (8-6) at Newbury 1m 1f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Navajo Chief 5-2fav (8-5) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Set The Trend (8-12) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Boom And Bust (IRE) 3-1 (8-11) Led at steady pace, quickened approaching final 2f, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, stayed on until headed and not pace of winner final 120 yards, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Grandeur (8-6) at Newbury 1m 1f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Mijhaar 3-1fav (9-4) In rear, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Dandino (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol.
Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, faded entering 1f out, 16th of 20, 10l behind Trade Storm (9-1) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
King's Warrior (FR) 33-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, smooth headway 3f out, stayed on to lead over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, won at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul beating Mid Mon Lady (9-4) by 4 1/2l, 18 ran.
Burano (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Bumped start, took keen hold in last trio, pushed along and unable to quicken 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 4th of 8, 3l behind Grandeur (8-6) at Newbury 1m 1f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Moran Gra (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 7th on outer entering straight, no extra from 1f out, 10th of 17, 7l behind Lily's Angel (9-4) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd.
Mull Of Killough (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Led 3f, tracked winner, ridden inside final 2f, lost place 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Boom And Bust (9-9) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Start Right 10-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 16, 6l behind Labarinto (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gf.
Making Eyes (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) In touch, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 4l behind Dank (8-9) at Sandown 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Dragonera 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3f out, soon lost place, behind final 2f, eased final furlong, last of 8, 36l behind Barefoot Lady (9-4) at York 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul.
Excellent Guest 10-1 (8-11) Raced alone on stand side and well on terms, every chance 2f out, gradually weakened, 11th of 18, 9l behind Don't Call Me (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf.
Man Of Action (USA) 15-2 (9-4) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, never a factor, 13th of 16, 14l behind Labarinto (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gf.
Rewarded 25-1 (9-2) 7th of 9, 6l behind Saint Baudolino (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Mukhadram 5-2 (8-12) Tracked leading pair, effort to lead 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Sovereign Debt (8-12) at Newmarket 1m con stks (3) sft in Jul.
Double Dealer 14-1 (9-2) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, held when hampered over 1f out, soon weakened, 15th of 16, 17l behind Shavansky (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Spanish Duke (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, lost place over 3f out, in rear and weakened from over 2f out, last of 6, 16l behind Black Spirit (9-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-110 (2) gd.
Swiftly Done (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Mid-division on inside, going well when not clear run inside final 2f, badly hampered over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nnot recover, 7th of 20, 3 1/2l behind Fulbright (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Edmaaj (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, challenged 3f out, led 2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, held on, won at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Aug beating Scrapper Smith (9-3) by ns, 13 ran.
Spa's Dancer (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Soon led, headed over 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Punch Your Weight (8-6) at Curragh 1m hcp sft in Aug.
Licence To Till (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Soon chased leader, led 6f out, kept narrow lead until ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 7l behind Hajras (8-11) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Talk About (FR) 14-1 (8-6) 6th of 20, 1 1/4l behind Eightfold Path (8-8) at Deauville(FR) 1m listed hcp (1) gs in Aug.
Loving Spirit 8-1 (8-13) Held up, headway approaching final furlong, ridden to lead briefly inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Shavansky (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Chil The Kite 4-1 (8-11) Held up in last pair, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 4th inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Thistle Bird (9-0) at Haydock 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) fm.
Credit Swap 33-1 (9-1) In touch when groups merged over 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 26th of 32, 13l behind Prince Of Johanne (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep '11.
Postscript (IRE) 11-4fav (9-12) Pressed leader, led over 2f out, soon edged right to far rail, clear inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug beating First Post (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Anderiego (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Quick Wit (9-10) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gd.
Levitate 5-1 (9-4) Awkward away held up in rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, stayed on towards finish, not troubled leaders, 6th of 9, 5l behind Mull Of Killough (9-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) sft in Jul.
Silvery Moon (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 9l behind Prussian (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Quick Wit (9-10) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gd.
Arabian Star (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) In touch on outside, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 28l behind Boom And Bust (9-9) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Jack's Revenge (IRE) 15-2 (9-11) Held up in rear, switched right 3f out, headway 2f out, switched left over 1f put, ran on inside final furlong, just held, 3rd of 20, 1/2l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Stevie Thunder 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra near finish, 5th of 10, 2l behind Jacob Cats (8-12) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Bronze Angel (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Raced centre, chased leader, led group inside final 2f, came clear that side when hung badly right over 1f out, kept on but not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 29, 3l behind Fast Or Free (8-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.