Seal Of Approval won a Group 1 at Ascot in the autumn and was staying on when clipping heels and falling over this trip in the Park Hill at Doncaster earlier. She could improve further this year as she's lightly-raced but carries a penalty in this, as does TAC DE BOISTRON. But Marco Botti's stayer was hugely impressive on his reappearance at Ascot and beat Cubanita out of sight in a Chester Listed race last year. The latter's defeat of Noble Mission on her reappearance is working out really well. Camborne has an excellent strike rate and handles soft ground while Tiger Cliff won the Ebor over course and distance last August. Gospel Choir looks a bigger danger, however, having beaten a strong field in the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket earlier this month. Ahzeemah had Glen's Diamond behind when winning the Lonsdale Cup here last year but Richard Fahey's charge reversed the form in a Group 3 at Ascot in October.
Tac De Boistron (FR) 7-2 (9-9) Held up behind, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr beating Earth Amber (8-13) by 5l, 7 ran.
Seal Of Approval 16-1 (9-3) Held up in 5th, headway to get in behind leaders 2f out, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, led 1f out, stayed on strongly, driven out, won at Ascot 1m 4f Group 1 fll stks (3yo+) (1) sft in Oct beating Belle de Crecy (9-3) by 4l, 8 ran.
Ahzeemah (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Went left start, led for 2f, settled in 4th after 3f, effort and pushed along to dispute 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 8l behind Royal Diamond (9-7) at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct.
Biographer 7-2 (9-1) Led 1f, tracked leader until 5f out, stayed well there until weakened quickly over 2f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 8, 25l behind Flying Officer (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Camborne 4-1 (9-3) Steadeid start, held up in rear, switched right over 2f out, steady headway well over 1f out, chased leaders over 1f out, quickened to lead approaching final furlong, soon clear, ridden out, won at Newbury 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) sft in Sep beating Gifted Girl (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Glen's Diamond (9-4) 11th of 13, 13l behind Without Fear (9-4) at Taby(SWE) 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gs in Sep.
Gospel Choir 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged right and ran on final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf beating Pether's Moon (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
High Jinx (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Led after 1f, headed approaching final 3f, soon lost 2nd and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on again from over 1f out, went modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Flying Officer (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Penglai Pavilion (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, last of 8, 16l behind Gospel Choir (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf.
Repeater 10-1 (9-1) Held up in last trio, headway travelling well over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Flying Officer (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Tiger Cliff (IRE) 7-1fav (9-10) Mid-division on outside, headway over 5f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final 2f, no extra final furlong, 8th of 33, 7l behind Scatter Dice (8-8) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Cubanita 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, ran on gamely, won at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr beating Noble Mission (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Khione 9-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 4l behind Cubanita (9-0) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.