A tough handicap to start proceedings but STARGAZER should be thereabouts if a high draw doesn't prove a disadvantage. Sir Michael Stoute's colt looked an unlucky loser at Goodwood and is only 3lb higher – he won on rain-softened ground at Sandown in the spring so there are no going concerns. Any ease in conditions will give hope to supporters of Newmarket third Awake My Soul, who was fourth over track and trip in May, but Fallen For A Star has only won on the all-weather so far. Scarlet Dragon, successful twice at Newbury before finishing fourth at Goodwood, goes on the short-list and Sennockian Star is showing signs of a revival while Dark Red was in terrific form in the spring. But this may be too far for Stipulate while Snoano is better over 1m4f.
Battalion (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind, headway when not clear run and switched right approaching final 2f, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 10th of 15, 14 3/4l behind Sir Isaac Newton (9-0) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp lst (1) gs in Jun.
Stipulate 7-2fav (9-7) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, not clear run briefly over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 9th of 15, 3 1/4l behind Dream Walker (8-12) at Galway 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Jul.
Afonso De Sousa (USA) 25-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, weakening when short of room over 1f out, 14th of 15, 18 1/4l behind You're Fired (9-7) at Haydock 1m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Awake My Soul (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Held up, in touch, switched right and headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Percy Street (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (2) hvy in Jun.
Erik The Red (FR) 8-1cfav (9-0) Held up in rear, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 17, 9l behind Fire Fighting (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp stks (2) gf in Jul.
Dark Red (IRE) 7-4fav (8-13) Slowly into strdie, held up in rear, headway on inside 3f out, ridden and no impression disputing 3rd 2f out, weakened into 4th inside final 2f, 4th of 10, 8 1/2l behind Imshivalla (8-6) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Jun.
Chancery (USA) 25-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 12l behind Soldier In Action (8-6) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Snoano 14-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 17, 6 3/4l behind Fire Fighting (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp stks (2) gf in Jul.
Ode To Evening 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden an no extra final 2f, 3rd of 5, 7 1/2l behind Abdon (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Imshivalla (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, no impression, 12th of 17, 16 1/2l behind Fire Fighting (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp stks (2) gf in Jul.
Fallen For A Star 3-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in touch, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Majeed (9-11) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Master Of Irony (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Held up towards rear of mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 17 1/4l behind Bermondsey (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Mohab 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance inside final 2f, not much room and losing place when eased inside final furlong, 12th of 13, 8l behind Mustashry (9-4) at Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Montsarrat (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held towards rear on outside, headway 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, soon ridden and hung right, weakened soon after, 11th of 15, 10 1/2l behind You're Hired (8-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp stks (2) gf in Jul.
Scarlet Dragon 10-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, 3rd and every chance inside final furlong, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 15, 3/4l behind You're Hired (8-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp stks (2) gf in Jul.
Sennockian Star 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind First Sitting (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Polar Forest 5-1 (10-0) Held up, in last pair, headway on inside 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 14 1/2l behind Lord Franklin (9-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Jul.
Bathos (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Awkward start, behind, headway into mid-division after 2f, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 16, 13 1/4l behind Illusive (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp stks (3) gf in Jul.
Stargazer (IRE) 11-2fav (9-4) Soon tracking leaders on outside, effort on outside over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, not quite get up, 3rd of 15, nk behind You're Hired (8-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp stks (2) gf in Jul.