Manjaam scored here on his penultimate run but was low-key last time and is now 4lb higher than when victorious. Mister Belvedere and PACIFY came home one-two in the Queen Mother Cup here last month and there should be little between them again. However, the latter was ridden from well off the pace that day, was possibly a little unlucky and can reverse placings with a more prominent ride. Contango is respected but could do with coming down a pound or two and Framley Garth cannot be discounted in his current vein of form despite taking a major rise in class here. He was beaten by the minimum margin by the re-opposing Mukhayyam here the last day and the pair are weighted to come home neck and neck again.
Manjaam (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, never a factor, 14th of 17, 12 3/4l behind Dash Of Spice (9-3) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp stks (2) gf in Jun.
Pacify 9-2jfav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway when switched right over 2f out ridden 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on and every chance near finish, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Mister Belvedere (10-6) at York 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jun.
Contango (IRE) 11-10fav (8-11) Tracked winner, challenged 5f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right and lost 2nd entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 2 3/4l behind My Reward (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Mukhayyam 11-2 (9-8) Took keen hold, led, clear over 3f out until over 2f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, edged left, stayed on, led again towards finish, held on, won at York 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jun beating Framley Garth (9-1) by ns, 8 ran.
Mister Belvedere 20-1 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd when hung right inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead narrowly towards finish, won at York 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jun beating Pacify (11-0) by nk, 12 ran.
Framley Garth (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, headed towards finish, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 8, shd behind Mukhayyam (9-8) at York 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jun.