ALMASHRIQ is the least exposed runner in the field and he’s been brought along quietly by John Gosden. He won over 7f at Newcastle on debut as a two-year-old and has improved on each of his two runs this season.
He finished strongly over a mile at Chelmsford latest and this longer distance should be ideal. Oasis Prince has done very little wrong so far and is another who shaped as though going beyond a mile would suit when winning a decent contest at Yarmouth latest.
Walkinthesand drops out of Listed level and didn’t enjoy a mile at Sandown after going close over this trip on the Rowley Mile.
DAAHYEH scorched home to win the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot over this trip on just her second run. She got the better of main rival Raffle Prize when when winning on debut at Newmarket in May and it should be a good battle between them again.
The Mark Johnston runner is not ruled out lightly as she impressed in taking the Queen Mary at the Royal meeting. That was over 5f but she finished strongly and should appreciate this distance. Celtic Beauty was second in that race and should acquit herself well again.
KING’S ADVICE was asked to make up far too much ground in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle last time when finishing like a train over the 2m trip. He is proven in this grade and that run shows he could still be ahead of the handicapper.
Ben Vrackie has been showing good signs and came back from a long break to finish second in a photo for the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot. He shapes as though this step up in distance could bring improvement.
Outbox landed a hat-trick of wins last season and went close to take a Listed race in France on comeback last time. He stays well and has more to offer.
This would appear to be between the William Haggas pair with narrow preference for ONE MASTER over Beshaayir. The tip went close in this Group 1 company when beaten less than a length in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot last time out. That was just her second run of the season and she could have more to offer.
Beshaayir had lots in hand when winning a Curragh Group 2 last time coming back from eight months off and should be right there again. I Can Fly put in a decent effort at the Royal meeting when third and was second in the QEII Stakes here last term. That form gives her a chance.
Without much form to go on, KIPLING could be the answer to this classy contest. He is bred to be high class and made a good start when second at the Curragh on debut last time out. He was very green and not asked too many questions so there should be a lot more to come under Ryan Moore.
Al Suhail was an expensive buy as a yearling and should appreciate this distance. Trainer Charlie Appleby has done well with his juveniles this season. Tsar is the latest classy looking Kingman colt to be introduced by John Gosden and he is worth watching in the betting market.
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BREATHTAKING LOOK had plenty in hand when winning over course and distance last time out. She travelled well before picking up and running right away from her rivals for a convincing success. This fast ground suits and there should be a lot more to come.
Light And Dark has been knocking on the door and was a solid third here 20 days ago. That was a good effort and he makes his handicap debut from what could be a handy mark for Saeed Bin Suroor.
Jaleel caught the eye with a course and distance win last month despite flashing his tail. He’s up 3lb and trainer Roger Varian continues in good form.
ORVAR went close in an arguably stronger race at The Curragh last time and goes off the same mark here. He saves his best for this 5f distance and finished off well despite the tacky ground. A repeat would see him go close.
Saaheq didn’t enjoy himself on the AW last time but his turf form has had some high points this season including when winning at Musselburgh over this distance. He won’t be far away.
Frankie Dettori is an eyecatching booking for John Quinn’s Lord Riddiford who is holding his form well and finished a place behind Orvar in Ireland last time.
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