Chancery won this a year ago and, though his form figures don't look particularly inspiring, he's been running well enough to consider. Wigmore Hall, a dual Group 1 winner in his prime, returned to something like form at Newmarket last time and is extremely well handicapped, especially with his rider's claim taken into account. Communicator is very consistent at this sort of level and likely to get involved again though he was behind SEMEEN and Proud Chieftain in a Shergar Cup race at Ascot and the winner, a progressive and lightly-raced type, had enough in hand to believe he can go in again. Gabrial The Hero has much more to do to complete his hat-trick but Pearl Castle has to be a threat on his form over timber and on the Flat as he ran a fine race in the Galway Hurdle last month.
Salutation (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Led, headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 14, 16l behind Energia Davos (9-1) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Mirsaale 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 10l behind Van Percy (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Wigmore Hall (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to press winner from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Fattsota (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 4f (2) gs.
Zaidiyn (FR) 50-1 (9-4) Restless in stalls, awkwardly away, behind, rapid headway on wide outside to lead 7f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off, last of 10, 35l behind Amralah (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gd in Jul.
Esteaming 3-1 (9-3) Close up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f, led entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Magic Hurricane (9-2) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Chancery (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 14, 10l behind Energia Davos (9-1) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Communicator 5-1fav (9-8) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Semeen (9-2) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Semeen 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Proud Chieftain (9-6) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Proud Chieftain 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd place close home, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Semeen (9-2) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Pearl Castle (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Kings Fete (8-8) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul.
Lahaag 9-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 8f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 9l behind Energia Davos (9-1) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Stomachion (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 18, 6l behind Sennockian Star (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Glenard 7-1 (9-2) Settled in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on well closing stages, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Pallasator (10-0) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Saptapadi (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 16, 6l behind Edge Of Sanity (9-6) at York 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Pilgrims Rest (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, under pressure well over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 26l behind Running Deer (8-4) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Gabrial The Hero (USA) 5-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up behind in touch, headway and effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, stayed on to lead narrowly near finish, won at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fm beating Tindaro (9-2) by ns, 5 ran.
Dolphin Village (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) Led 2f, tracked leader, driven and headway to lead again inside final 2f, soon ridden, stayed on well, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Monsieur Rieussec (9-3) by 2l, 5 ran.
Modernism 9-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Kings Bayonet (9-8) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Satellite (IRE) 9-4fav (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, no headway and soon well beaten, 7th of 9, 7l behind Montaly (8-8) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp (2) gd.
Xinbama (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, ran on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Connecticut (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.