Soul was a useful sprinter in Australia before making a winning debut on fast ground at Meydan in March. He couldn't cope with the Tapeta there later and this surface won't be a problem. Three-year-olds don't very often win this so the French-trained Restiadargent, a Group 2 winning juvenile, may struggle while Libranno has been beaten so far in his last two starts that he's difficult to fancy. MAYSON and Definightly fought out the finish of the Group 3 Palace House Stakes at Newmarket with the former just coming out on top. That was over the minimum trip and this will suit him better though he did have a fitness advantage over the runner-up. Richard Fahey's charge gets the vote though Hoof It proved himself a classy sprinter last year and if fit enough is an obvious threat as is the Golden Jubilee winner Society Rock and he won first time out in 2010.
Definightly 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Mayson (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gs.
Doncaster Rover (USA) (9-0) 10th of 12, 9l behind Golden Star (9-0) at Kranji(SNG) 6f fll stks Grp 1 (1) in Nov.
Elnawin 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, led 4f out, readily drew clear from over 1f out, comfortable (hand timed), won at Salisbury 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Jun beating High Standing (9-4) by 8l, 4 ran.
Hoof It 5-1 (9-3) Held up tracking leaders, effort over 1f out, soon chasing leading pair, every chance when carried left final 110 yards, kept on closing stages but held, 3rd of 16, hd behind Dream Ahead (9-1) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Libranno 8-1 (9-0) Raced wide 1st 2f, tracked leader until 5f out, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 19l behind Penitent (9-0) at Sandown 1m Grp 2 (1) hvy in Apr.
Mayson 7-2fav (9-0) Held up on outer, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gs beating Definightly (9-0) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Sirius Prospect (USA) 11-2 (9-9) Held up in touch on outer, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Mayson (9-5) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Apr.
Society Rock (IRE) (9-0) 13th of 14, 6l behind Lucky Nine (9-0) at Sha Tin(HK) 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Dec.
Soul (AUS) 14-1 (9-0) last of 12, 18l behind Krypton Factor (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 6f fll stks Grp 1 (1) in Mar.
The Cheka (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Mar beating Jimmy Styles (9-2) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Tiddliwinks 20-1 (9-5) Rider removed blind late, slowly away always in rear, never a factor, last of 10, 9l behind Mayson (9-5) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Apr.
Bannock (IRE) 17-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, led inside final 2f, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, soon headed and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Gusto (9-0) at Kempton 6f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol.
Bogart (8-13) 8th of 10, 7l behind Restiadargent (8-10) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 6f 2yo Grp 2 sft in Nov.
Restiadargent (FR) (8-13) 4th of 9, 1l behind Mashoora (8-13) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 7f 3yo Grp 3 gs in Apr.