Doncaster Rover has had 36 starts and won a Listed race here in August but he's never run beyond 7f, though he's generally not stopping over that trip and might be suited. Saamidd, beaten a nose in a Listed contest at Kempton, ran a shocker when fancied to go one better over 7f here later. Tullius has been a revelation since moving to Andrew Balding and getting the soft ground he needs. He has a penalty to carry for his Listed success at Windsor but looks capable of better though DANCE AND DANCE will prove very difficult to beat. Ed Vaughan's charge progressed from handicaps to run very well in Group 1 company in the USA last season and returned from a spell in Dubai to run Side Glance close in the Group 3 Diomed at Epsom on Oaks Day. He's won on soft ground and can take care of the three-year-olds Ptolemaic, who disappointed in the Dante here, and Rockinante, beaten in two Group 3s in April.
Tullius (IRE) 5-2 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway to chase leader over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Windsor 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in May beating Skilful (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, headway on outside inside final 2f, went 3rd over 1f out, went 2nd final 100 yards and stayed on towards finish, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Side Glance (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m Grp 3 (1) gd.
Doncaster Rover (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Pastoral Player (9-0) at Haydock 7f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Saamidd 11-8fav (9-2) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Smarty Socks (9-2) at York 7f cond Stakes (3) gf in May.
Rockinante (FR) (9-1) 7th of 10, 14l behind Malossol (9-1) at Capannelle(ITY) 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Ptolemaic 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to track leaders, ridden over 3f out, hung left 2f out, weakened 1f out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Bonfire (9-0) at York 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in May.