Runners towards the head of the weights look in the handicapper's grip and the lightly-raced three-year-olds make more appeal, notably MOKALIF. Michael Bell's colt saw the track three times in June, scoring gamely at Yarmouth before finding things tougher upped in grade at Newmarket. He didn't do badly though with his mid-division finish and should be competitive here receiving weight from older, more exposed rivals. Dr Darcey has a steadily progressive profile too and was only just run out of it at Bath last time. He should take this step up in his stride and rates a threat. Confirmed stayer Dove Cottage appeals from the older brigade and Viviani would have a chance if ready for this first outing of the year.
Lastroseofsummer (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Led, headed over 3f out, chased leader, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 14, 28l behind Dubai Phantom (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Drawn Gold 40-1 (8-4) Led, headed 10f out, tracked leader, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 10, 45l behind Captain John Nixon (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Viviani (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Chased leading pair until 6f out, stayed in 4th, went 3rd again over 2f out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Sula Two (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Dove Cottage (IRE) Evensfav (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, not much room on inside when still close 3rd entering final furlong, held after, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Money Money Money (9-7) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Burnbrake 16-1 (9-3) Always behind, never a factor, 10th of 13, 30l behind Lunar Promise (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jun.
Foreign King (USA) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Kadouchski (8-9) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Duar Mapel (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, hung right over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 6l behind Terenzium (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.
Jenny Soba 66-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden over 5f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 11l behind Porgy (9-13) at Beverley 1m 4f clm stks (6) gd in Jun.
Dr Darcey 5-2 (8-11) Led, strongly challenged from over 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Tidal Run (9-0) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Haka Dancer (USA) 10-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leader, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Zefooha (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
The Composer 13-2 (8-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 5th of 10, 4l behind Spinning Waters (8-9) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Mokalif 5-1 (8-3) Held up, ridden over 3f out, stayed on past beaten horses final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Crimson Knight (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Ivanov (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, hampered 12f out, ridden and headway 2f out, switched right approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Mokalif (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.