held up last, headway to 3rd inside final 4f, went 2nd entering final 2f and soon hung left, driven over 1f out, well held final furlong
dwelt, soon tracked leading trio, went 3rd over 4f out, soon pushed along, ridden and no response over 3f out, soon eased and virtually pulled up, tailed off
tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden and hung left over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final 2f, soon no extra in 3rd
unseated rider behind stalls and ran loose, tracked winner until over 4f out, weakened rapidly, soon lost touch, tailed off
made all, in command when ridden inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, unchallenged
Sir Michael Stoute has won this twice in recent years and will be hoping for a big run from the lightly-raced Fiorente, a maiden winner here last May then placed in Group 2 and 3 company in the summer. Harris Tweed's best run last year was when a head behind Drunken Sailor in a Goodwood Group 3 in July but he was 3l behind Modun in a Polytrack Group 3 at Kempton in September and the winner has the advantage of a decent run at Meydan last month. It was good to see ARCTIC COSMOS back on song at Kempton last month where he made all for a very easy Listed race success. The 2010 St Leger hero was having just his third run since his classic victory and can take this before heading for the big middle-distance races this season. Eye Of The Tiger once beat the classy Getaway on soft ground in Germany so watch the betting for this one.
Allied Powers (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 9l behind Ley Hunter (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Arctic Cosmos (USA) 5-4fav (8-13) Led after 1f, quickened over 2f out, soon in command, pushed out, comfortable, won at Kempton 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar beating Tinshu (8-11) by 6l, 6 ran.
Bridge Of Gold (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, switched right to challenge over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Indian Days (9-3) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr '11.
Eye Of The Tiger (GER) 7-4fav (9-4) 3rd of 8, 6l behind Tres Rock Danon (8-11) at Krefeld(GER) 2m Grp 3 (1) gd in May '10.
Harris Tweed 15-8fav (9-4) Led, set steady pace, quickened over 4f out, hard driven 3f out, headed approaching final furlong, faded, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Modun (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol in Sep.
Modun (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) 4th of 12, 6l behind Fox Hunt (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Fiorente (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge inside final 2f, edged right and led inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Namibian (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.