Godolphin can strike here with INVISIBLE MAN, who comes out comfortably the best on official ratings and showed that his turn is not far off with a close third in the Royal Hunt Cup and a good run behind stablemate Secrecy at Doncaster. Al Khaleej won over the C&D on softish ground last August and didn't run badly in a tough handicap over 7f here three weeks ago, only his second run of the season. He had earlier finished a long way behind Balducci when both were unplaced in a Windsor Listed contest but could turn the tables as Andrew Balding's charge had the benefit of previous runs.
Colonial (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Soon led, headed over 6f out, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 22l behind Secrecy (8-12) at Doncaster 1m stks (3) gd.
Al Khaleej (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Raced far side, slowly away, behind, some late haedway, never dangerous, 9th of 20, 5l behind Brae Hill (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf.
Balducci 11-2 (9-4) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and chance over 1f out, weakened final 110 yards, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Nationalism (9-4) at Windsor 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jun.
Dark Islander (IRE) 15-2 (8-1) 5wd into str,no rally, 7th of 11, 7l behind Gallant Son (8-3) at Hollywood Park(USA) 1m Grade 3 hcp fm in Apr '10.
Invisible Man 9-4 (8-9) Tracked leaders, chased winner 2f out, stayed on, always held, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Secrecy (8-12) at Doncaster 1m stks (3) gd.
King of Dixie (USA) 40-1 (9-3) Raced far side, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 20, 11l behind Brae Hill (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf.