A typically open sprint, but Walter Swinburn looks to have strong hand in this year's renewal and the vote goes to ADDICTIVE DREAM. The progressive four-year-old ran out an impressive winner at Ripon last time and, with a couple of the placed horses having won since, the form looks rock-solid. He's preferred to stablemate Crown Choice, who scored at Goodwood last month with Lui Rei and Fathsta behind, while Little Garcon should improve on his reappearance effort and his win at Ascot last year gives him the beating of Medicean Man and Norville. Global City is another to consider judged on his handicap form at Meydan.
Lui Rei (ITY) 20-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division stand side, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased stand side leader inside final furlong, one pace, 9th of 25, 9l behind Deacon Blues (8-13) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) sft.
Addictive Dream (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Raced far side, keen tracked leader, led and overall leader over 2f out, clear entering final 2f, ran on strongly, eased near finish, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Grissom (8-5) by 2l, 14 ran.
Crown Choice 15-2 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway inside final 2f, ran on under pressure to lead final 100 yards, shade comfortably, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in May beating Love Delta (9-11) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Global City (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, one pace final 200m, 8th of 12, 5l behind Bankable (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 6f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) in Mar.
Fathsta (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased far side leaders, one pace final furlong, 6th of 25, 7l behind Deacon Blues (8-13) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) sft.
Mon Cadeaux 13-2 (9-9) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, looked to stay far side until switched to standsside 3f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 9th of 13, 13l behind Law Of The Range (9-2) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Edge Closer 66-1 (9-1) With leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 17, 18l behind Bewitched (9-1) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Arthur's Edge 12-1 (9-4) Behind until some headway final furlong, never on terms, 9th of 13, 10l behind Rileyskeepingfaith (9-1) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May '10.
Little Garcon (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Always in rear, switched to outer over 3f out, never a factor, last of 11, 10l behind Flipando (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcap (2) pol in Mar.
Norville (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, not able to quicken over 1f out, soon beaten, 8th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Dungannon (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Medicean Man 6-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Dungannon (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Cheveton 18-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division far side group, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 25, 10l behind Deacon Blues (8-13) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) sft.
Sohraab 9-4fav (9-13) Towards rear, ridden halfway, headway and switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Solemn (10-5) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Captain Carey 7-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, driven and headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 4th of 16, 1 1/4l behind Medici Time (9-0) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
R Woody 11-1 (9-3) With leader until ridden over 2f out, soon not much room and weakened, 16th of 18, 26l behind Novellen Lad (8-10) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Vitznau (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) In rear, came stands side over 3f out, edged right and kept on final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 13, 10l behind Law Of The Range (9-2) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.