broke well, soon slightly restrained, tracked leaders on inside after but trouble passage through until false rail ended well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, quickened and well on top towards finish
mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and pressing leaders inside final furlong, ran on to take 2nd last strides, but not pace of winner
soon mid-division, ridden on outisde entering straight, soon beaten and edged left
always prominent, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon headed, not quicken, lost 2nd last strides
prominent, ridden over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, faded towards finish
in rear, bumped over 4f out, switched right 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, nearest finish
prominent early, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong
reared start, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge
towards rear, not clear run briefly well over 1f out, headway on inside soon after, not pace to challenge
led, ridden over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, no extra
Captain Gerrard is one of several course and distance winners in the field and Bryan Smart's colt has to be respected dropping into this grade having been running in group races of late but it is hard to get away from BORDERLESCOTT, who gets the verdict ahead of Hoh Hoh Hoh. Successful here a couple of years ago off a mark of just 82, the seven-year-old has improved since then and he has to be respected from stall three but generally comes from off the pace so he may need some luck in running. Strike Up The Band and Reverence are both capable performers but would probably prefer a bit of cut in the ground. Sohraab faces a difficult task from stall 10 and of more interest may be the David Nicholls-trained Masta Plasta, who has been running consistently well of late and should again be involved at the finish. Borderlescott has plenty in his favour though and, from a good draw, he looks worth backing to gain a deserved success.
Borderlescott 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort approaching 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Scenic Blast (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f (1) gf in Jun.
Captain Gerrard (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Broke well, soon chased leader, hard ridden over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 10th of 11, 5l behind Ialysos (9-3) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gd.
Green Manalishi 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders stands side, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 15th of 16, 17l behind Pavershooz (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Hoh Hoh Hoh 33-1 (9-4) Started slowly, pushed into mid-division after 2f, no headway over 1f out, weakened quickly, 13th of 15, 11l behind Scenic Blast (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f (1) gf in Jun.
Masta Plasta (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Soon crossed over to lead, driven along 2f out, kept on well until headed final 100 yards, kept on, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Ialysos (9-3) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gd.
Sohraab 25-1 (9-4) Raced far side, chased leaders, hampered over 2f out, soon switched left and weakened over 1f out, 21st of 26, 16l behind High Standing (8-12) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Strike Up The Band 16-1 (9-6) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 18, 2l behind Indian Trail (8-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcap (2) gd in Jun.
Tournedos (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Towards rear, far side, never dangerous, last of 16, 19l behind Pavershooz (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Angus Newz 11-1 (9-9) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, weakening when hampered inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Canadian Danehill (9-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Rievaulx World 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and effort 2f out, edged left over 1f out and hampered rival, soon weakened and eased inside final furlong, last of 15, 23l behind Scenic Blast (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f (1) gf in Jun.
Captain Dunne (IRE) 6-1fav (9-6) Led far side group, headed over 1f out, weakened, 14th of 16, 16l behind Pavershooz (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Reverence 28-1 (9-3) Chased leaders stands side group, one pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Ialysos (9-3) at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gd in May.
City Dancer (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Held up, switched left and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Sugar Free (8-11) at Ayr 5f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jun.