Vinnievanbaileys was second over 6f here in May but has run poorly twice since. He's achieved a handicap rating of 72 but it will be a surprise if at least one of his three rivals doesn't prove better than that. STAR OF THE EAST fell out of the stalls at Ascot 12 days ago and never figured. But he wasn't unduly punished and, though bred for middle-distances, could find enough improvement to land this. Haulani has shown promise in both starts to date so looks the danger with Varun's Bride showing little so far.
Haulani (USA) 2-1fav (9-2) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression when weakened and lost two places well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/4l behind High Acclaim (9-2) at Lingfield 6f stks (5) pol in Jun.
Star Of The East (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Went badly right start, chased winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened quickly and soon well behind, last of 6, 27 1/2l behind Eqtiraan (9-0) at Ascot 6f mdn stks (2) gf in Jul.
Vinnievanbaileys 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, 7th of 8, 12 1/2l behind Global Revival (9-4) at Leicester 7f (5) gd in Jul.
Varun's Bride (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 15 3/4l behind Dabyah (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Jul.