Busatto is preferred to the three-year-olds Lyn Valley and Ifwecan of Mark Johnston's trio in a hugely-competitive handicap but we like the look of VELOX. Luca Cumani's charge would almost certainly have been placed at Epsom last month had he not been badly hampered close home. He still wasn't beaten far and Busatto was among those behind. Russian Realm never figured when favourite for the Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and Secret Art was also well beaten. Jersey Stakes sixth Brazos can't be ruled out, however, and makes more appeal than Burano, Gabrial's Kaka and Prince Of Johanne who all finished unplaced in the Royal Hunt Cup. The classy Baltic Knight has a good record when dropped into handicaps and looks the pick of the remainder ahead of northern raider St Moritz.
Baltic Knight (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Held up in last trio, headway on outside 2f out, went 2nd and strong challenge inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure, always just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Custom Cut (9-4) at Windsor 1m Listed stks (1) gs in Jun.
Snowboarder (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Held up in 6th, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 5l behind Guest of Honour (9-7) at York 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Jun.
Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up and behind, hampered inside final 2f, switched right over 1f out, never involved, 17th of 28, 9l behind Field Of Dream (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Chased leaders and raced alone towards centre of course, ridden 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 24th of 28, 15l behind Field Of Dream (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Burano (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 13th of 28, 7l behind Field Of Dream (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Brazos (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, headway towards near side when not much room over 1f out, switched right and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 23, 5l behind Mustajeeb (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Russian Realm 5-1fav (9-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 9th of 28, 5l behind Louis The Pious (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Secret Art (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Held up, edged left over 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 12th of 28, 7l behind Louis The Pious (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Busatto (USA) 4-1 (9-7) Set steady pace until quickened over 1f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Llanarmon Lad (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jun.
St Moritz (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Led after 2f, ridden 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Sea Shanty (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Birdman (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) In rear, never a factor, last of 11, 10l behind George Guru (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcap (2) pol in Feb.
Velox 12-1 (8-12) Held up rear of mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, every chance when badly hampered on rails final 100 yards, eased, not recover, 7th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Abseil (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Lyn Valley 18-1 (8-12) Raced near side, mid-division, headway chasing leaders 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 15th of 30, 8l behind Born In Bombay (8-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Ifwecan 28-1 (8-8) Raced near side, with leaders, ridden 2f out, weakening and losing place when badly hampered soon after, 26th of 30, 19l behind Born In Bombay (8-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.