ALJAMAAHEER put up a fine effort when second in the Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot, and having previously demonstrated an aptitude for fast ground, he can make Group 1 form count. Richard Hannon has a good record in this race so don't rule out Trumpet Major despite his Group 2 penalty. The latter is tried in headgear having struggled in better company but he proved he was no back number when scoring at Sandown in April. Afsare is an enigmatic performer and if he can be coerced into entering the stalls, he will prove a tough nut to crack. Mull Of Killough is a credit to Jane Chapple-Hyam having won five times, placed in the Cambridgeshire and finished a respectable fifth at Kranji since joining her yard. Aesop's Fables was a Group 1 winner in France when trained by Andre Fabre but he disappointed in two starts in Dubai for new connections and is probably best watched on his return to Europe.
Trade Storm 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Declaration Of War (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Trumpet Major (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, effort 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 9l behind Declaration Of War (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Aesop's Fables (USA) 25-1 (9-0) last of 14, 21l behind Sajjhaa (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Afsare 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd 4f out, went 2nd travelling well over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Mandour (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Aljamaaheer (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Declaration Of War (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Famous Poet (IRE) 15-8fav (9-10) In touch, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 7, nk behind The Confessor (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Gabrial (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Awkward and very slowly away, behind early, never on terms, last of 13, 21l behind Declaration Of War (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Guest of Honour (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon ridden, ran on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Windsor 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in May beating Don't Call Me (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Mull Of Killough (IRE) (9-0) 5th of 13, 5l behind Military Attack (9-0) at Kranji(SNG) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in May.
Pastoral Player 10-3 (9-3) Reared start and awkwardly away, in rear, headway towards far side over 1f, kept on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Producer (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Premio Loco (USA) 40-1 (9-9) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd in group and overall until close home, not pace of winner, 2nd of 28, 3/4l behind Belgian Bill (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Red Jazz (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Producer (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Stirring Ballad 10-1fav (8-11) Switched left to race near side, always towards rear and never involved, 22nd of 28, 9l behind Belgian Bill (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.