The lightly-raced Olympiad may be suited by a first try over 2m while Herostatus could hardly be in better form having beaten the consistent Eagle Rock over C&D last time in first-time cheekpieces. Countrywide Flame, winner of the Triumph Hurdle in March, is potentially well treated on the Flat while Western Prize, 2011 Cesarewitch winner Never Can Tell and course specialist Deauville Flyer also enter calculations along with Downhiller and Cape Express. DAZINSKI won this last year and is better off at the weights than when just behind Herostatus, Eagle Rock, Itlaaq and Deauville Flyer over C&D last month. He's more reliable than stablemate Mystery Star and, with Paul Hanagan doing the steering, could be worth a bet to open his account for the season as Reem Star looks held on the form book.
Never Can Tell (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, challenged 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, chased winner until one pace final 50 yards, 3rd of 20, 1l behind Hurricane Higgins (9-10) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.
Mystery Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Held up in touch, driven 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leading pair, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Address Unknown (9-11) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Very Good Day (FR) 9-1 (9-1) Towards rear, weakened over 2f out, behind and eased final 2f, last of 14, 43l behind Motivado (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Itlaaq 15-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Herostatus (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Western Prize 5-2 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leader 5f, settled in 3rd, going well when not clear run on inside over 2f out until inside final 2f, driven and went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Montaser (8-3) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) fm in Jul.
Deauville Flyer 12-1 (9-6) Held up behind, headway into mid-division on outside 6f out, came towards stands side and race alone 4f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Herostatus (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Olympiad (IRE) 3-1fav (9-11) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd and wide over 3f out, struggling from over 2f out, soon no impression in 5th, kept on without threatening final furlong into 3rd again near finish, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Inis Meain (8-5) at Galway 1m 4f hcp sft.
Reem Star 15-2 (9-2) Soon led, headed after 6f, remained in touch, lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 13l behind Herostatus (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Dazinski 12-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, stayed on to 4th inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 11, 7l behind Mubaraza (8-10) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
High Office 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Scatter Dice (7-10) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) fm in Jul.
Ashbrittle 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway when not clear run and badly hampered 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, 8th of 20, 11l behind Simenon (9-10) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Herostatus 16-1 (9-0) In touch on inside, effort 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on and every chance inside final furlong, led narrowly towards finish, won at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul beating Eagle Rock (8-10) by nk, 14 ran.
Downhiller (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway on inner 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 11l behind Scatter Dice (7-10) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) fm in Jul.
Cape Express (IRE) 7-1fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, slightly hampered 1f out, headway on inside when not much room over 3f out, driven and switched left over 1f out, 5th and one pace final furlong, 5th of 20, 8l behind Hurricane Higgins (9-10) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.
Countrywide Flame 9-4fav (8-13) Made all, ridden final furlong, stayed on well, won at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct beating Categorical (8-6) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Eagle Rock (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Led early, tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Herostatus (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
French Hollow 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 34l behind Herostatus (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.