This looks impossible at first glance, though four favourites of have won in six previous renewals so the betting has proved a valuable guide. That Is The Spirit and Provident Spirit will no doubt come in for support as the former beat the latter in soft ground at Doncaster before John Gosden's charge went on to win at Newmarket. Both are preferred to the more exposed recent winners New Bidder, Rogue Wave and Inyordreams. Slemy is not easily dismissed having got off the mark at Lingfield and Tea Leaf won nicely in testing going at Salisbury recently. But the speculative vote goes to the returning IDEA, who beat a subsequent winner over 6f at Windsor in October and has an entry in the Group One St James's Palace Stakes at Ascot.
That Is The Spirit 6-1 (9-5) Made all, kept on well, pushed out, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar beating Provident Spirit (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Provident Spirit 4-5fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ran on, pushed out, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr beating Between Wickets (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
New Bidder 5-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led towards finish, just held on, won at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Apr beating Golden Amber (9-7) by hd, 9 ran.
Tiger Twenty Two 9-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Latenightrequest (8-2) at Ayr 1m 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Epic Voyage (USA) 6-4fav (9-5) Dwelt raced very wide until headway to lead over 5f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Chinotto (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Torchlighter (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden 3f out, lost place 2f out, well beaten final furlong, 8th of 10, 14l behind Victoire De Lyphar (10-2) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Bretherton 10-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 1f out, stayed on close home, just failed, 2nd of 11, nk behind Shyron (8-0) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
King Of Macedon (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Went right start, prominent, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 19l behind Stomp (8-9) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Slemy (IRE) 11-10 (9-5) Made virtally all, shaken up and clear over 1f out, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Red Velour (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Instant Attraction (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon joined, headed near finish, 2nd of 15, nk behind Nakuti (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Comino (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Led until, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased winner until over 1f out, soon no extra in 4th, 4th of 8, 8l behind Crystal Lake (8-10) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Rogue Wave (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd entering final 2f, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd beating Foxcover (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Inyordreams 7-1 (9-6) Made all against stands side rail, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Supersta (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Shot In The Sun (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, not clearest of runs over 2f out, switched left 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, kept on in closing stages, always held, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Crystal Lake (8-10) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Tea Leaf (IRE) 11-4fav (8-0) Tracked leaders, driven and headway 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Salisbury 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) sft beating Musicora (9-2) by 3l, 8 ran.
Idea (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden when not much room and switched right over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct beating Exchequer (9-5) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Two Smart 7-4 (9-0) Chased winner, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, eased when well held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Danehill Revival (9-0) at Pontefract 6f mdn fll stks (5) sft in Apr.
Belayer (IRE) 13-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 16l behind Muteela (8-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Makin The Rules (IRE) 11-2fav (8-6) Mid-division, ridden and not much room over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 17, 12l behind Aeolus (9-5) at York 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Mime Dance 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 8l behind Chatez (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.