Border Patrol has the distinction of being the highest rated horse in the field, but after four victories in 2009, he made only two appearances last year and was well beaten in both. Tropical Treat and Russian Spirit look up against it, while High Standing and Palace Moon are hard to win with these days and are both dropping back in trip here. Tamagin has had only a couple of outings since 2009 and was tailed off on his recent comeback so this looks ELNAWIN's race to lose. Richard Hannon's charge arrives on the back of a win over 5f at Ascot, but given he went very close to landing this race last year when caught on the line by Sir Gerry, he looks capable of going one better in this company.
Border Patrol 5-1 (8-13) 8th of 10, 7l behind Fuisse (8-11) at Chantilly(FR) 1m Grp 3 (1) sft in Jun '10.
Elnawin 13-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to close inside final furlong, ran on to lead near line, won at Ascot 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in May beating Noble Storm (9-9) by hd, 6 ran.
High Standing (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 6l behind The Cheka (9-0) at Haydock 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Russian Spirit 15-2 (9-6) With leader, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, last of 16, 38l behind Anne Of Kiev (9-6) at Haydock 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in May.
Palace Moon 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd going well over 2f out, ridden and found little over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Chachamaidee (8-11) at York 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in May.
Tamagin (USA) 28-1 (9-0) Led until halfway, soon under pressure and weakened, last of 5, 26l behind Bated Breath (9-0) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) gd in May.
Tropical Treat 25-1 (8-9) Took keen hold in mid-division on rails, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 15l behind Lady Of The Desert (8-9) at Ascot 6f Grp 2 (1) gs in Sep.