Aidan O’Brien’s Different League ran well in the King’s Stand but will need to improve further to take this, as will course and distance winner Haddaf. Muthmir is an old hand and was back to something like his best when winning the Achilles Stakes last time but this is a competitive Group 3 and he may fall short again as he did last year, so preference is for JUDICIAL. He could still have more to give at this level, following his close second in the Palace House Stakes and with conditions in his favour, he should go well. Dream Of Dreams is best watched at this trip on fast going, while Mr Lupton may need a bigger field to guarantee the strong pace he needs. Koditime is an unexposed sort with realistic place claims, and Sound And Silence also has the class to get involved if he can rediscover his two-year-old form.
Dream Of Dreams (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, ridden and headway 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Above The Rest (9-3) at Newcastle 6f Grp 3 stks (1) pol in Jun.
Judicial (IRE) 10-11fav (9-2) won at Beverley 5f stks (3) gd in Jun beating Line Of Reason (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Mirza 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden under 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Dali (9-3) at Naas 5f lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Mr Lupton (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Raced centre to far side, mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 28, 2 3/4l behind Bacchus (9-6) at Ascot 6f hcp stks (2) gf in Jun.
Muthmir (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Mid-division, closed travelling well 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, hard pressed, held on, won at Haydock 5f lst stks (1) gf in Jun beating Alpha Delphini (9-4) by shd, 10 ran.
Haddaf (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway between horse over 1f out, soon switched left, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Sandown 5f lst stks (1) gf in Jun beating Tricksy Spirit (8-9) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Koditime (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Dwelt raced wide towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Haddaf (9-0) at Sandown 5f lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Sound And Silence 9-2 (9-5) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 3 1/4l behind Haddaf (9-0) at Sandown 5f lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Different League (FR) 16-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 6th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Blue Point (9-4) at Ascot 5f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Jun.
Tricksy Spirit 6-1 (8-12) Behind and soon outpaced, ridden inside final 2f, never a threat, 7th of 9, 5 1/4l behind Elnadim Star (8-12) at Ayr 5f lst fll stks (1) gd in Jun.