Mustashry may struggle to reproduce his excellent performance in the Lockinge on this rain-softened ground with further showers forecast but did beat several of these at Newbury, including Le Brivido who probably owes his place near the head of the market more to connections than form. LAURENS was second in the Lockinge when making her seasonal reappearance and is fancied to come out on top today. Karl Burke’s tough-as-teak filly has already won four times at the highest level and is sure to be in the firing-line from the outset. Accidental Agent was the 33/1 winner of this 12 months ago, beating Lord Glitters half-a-length, and also placed in the Lockinge. That was his best run for a while so he can’t be ignored. Barney Roy won the St James’s Place Stakes here in 2017 but has been confined to Listed company since failing at stud and this will be a bigger test of his credentials. Hazapour’s only previous run in a Group 1 came when fifth in last year’s Epsom Derby and he still has much to prove.
Accidental Agent 33-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish, no chance with winner, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Mustashry (9-0) at Newbury 1m Grp 1 stks (1) gd in May.
Barney Roy (8-13) won at Longchamp 1m lst stks gd in May beating Bayoun (8-13) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Beat The Bank 5-1jfav (9-0) Mid-division, headway far side of group chasing leaders soon after halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 11th of 14, 13 1/2l behind Mustashry (9-0) at Newbury 1m Grp 1 stks (1) gd in May.
Dream Castle (9-2) 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Zabeel Prince (9-2) at Longchamp 1m 1f Grp 1 in May.
Hazapour (IRE) 2-1fav (9-9) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, headway to lead early straight, pushed along to assert over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 stks (1) Good - Yielding in May beating Verbal Dexterity (9-9) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Le Brivido (FR) 8-1 (9-0) Sweating, steadied and awkwardly away, held up towards rear, headway near side of group over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish, 5th of 14, 3 3/4l behind Mustashry (9-0) at Newbury 1m Grp 1 stks (1) gd in May.
Lord Glitters (FR) 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders near side of group, weakened 2f out, 13th of 14, 20 1/2l behind Mustashry (9-0) at Newbury 1m Grp 1 stks (1) gd in May.
Matterhorn (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Bit keen, tracked leader, led 3f out until ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3 3/4l behind Regal Reality (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in May.
Mustashry 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, soon clear and edged left, ran on strongly, won at Newbury 1m Grp 1 stks (1) gd in May beating Laurens (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Mythical Magic (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 19 1/2l behind Mustashry (9-0) at Newbury 1m Grp 1 stks (1) gd in May.
Olmedo (FR) (8-13) 2nd of 8, nk behind Plumatic (8-13) at Saint-Cloud 1m Grp 2 gd in May.
Romanised (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along and edged left over 2f out, ridden and headway chasing leaders near side of group over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 14, 3 3/4l behind Mustashry (9-0) at Newbury 1m Grp 1 stks (1) gd in May.
Sharja Bridge 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, never troubled leaders, 10th of 14, 13 1/4l behind Mustashry (9-0) at Newbury 1m Grp 1 stks (1) gd in May.
Stormy Antarctic 8-11fav (9-4) won at Dusseldorf 1m Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Apr beating Madita (8-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Laurens (FR) 5-1jfav (8-11) Tracked leader, led going well 2f out, ridden headed and not pace of winner entering final furlong, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Mustashry (9-0) at Newbury 1m Grp 1 stks (1) gd in May.
One Master 3-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway into 3rd when pushed along and edged right 2f out, soon ridden in 2nd and no impression on winner over 1f out, no extra and dropped to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Beshaayir (9-0) at Curragh 1m Grp 2 fll stks (1) gf in May.