steadied start, held up in last trio, headway and dream run on inside over 1f out, ridden to chase leading pair inside final furlong, driven and stayed on under strong pressure to lead near line
Campanologist won two Group 1's in Germany around this time a year ago and though moderate since this could be his time of year. Indian Days has a Group 3 penalty for landing the John Porter at Newbury which makes this tough but the admirable Distant Memories escapes a penalty for his victory at this level at Windsor in August. Drunken Sailor won a Listed contest by 7l before finishing third behind Await The Dawn and Harris Tweed in the Hardwicke Stakes where Campanologist was fifth. The runner-up is improving fast and a similar level of performance would see him difficult to beat but REDWOOD, who won this a year ago before embarking on an international crusade that saw him take the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Stakes in Canada, will be better for his run behind Crystal Capella at Newmarket three weeks ago and his stable is in much better form.
Indian Days 33-1 (9-2) last of 5, 1 3/4l behind Sarafina (8-12) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f stk gs in Jun.
Campanologist (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway when not clear run 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 28l behind Crystal Capella (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Distant Memories (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Tracked leader, joined leader over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, driven and hung left inside final furlong, straightened near finish, all out, just held on, won at Pontefract 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in Jun beating Ted Spread (9-1) by ns, 7 ran.
Drunken Sailor (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, raced center until well over 3f out, raced far side, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to 3rd place last 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Await The Dawn (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) sft in Jun.
Halicarnassus (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, ridden 3f out, not clear run over 1f out, no impression, 11th of 18, 9l behind Arlequin (8-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd.
Harris Tweed 12-1 (9-0) Led, raced center until well over 3f out, raced far side, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on and held by winner, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Await The Dawn (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) sft in Jun.
Jukebox Jury (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Made all, hard driven over 2f out, strongly challenged entering final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Newmarket 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gs in Jun beating Afsare (9-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Rasmy 40-1 (9-5) Took keen hold towards rear on outside, pushed along over 3f out, no progress when hung right from 2f out, 7th of 11, 11l behind Class Is Class (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Redwood 2-1fav (9-2) In touch, challenged 3f out, soon led, headed over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Crystal Capella (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Nouriya 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Midday (9-3) at York 1m 2f fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in May.