Richard Fahey rates Glen's Diamond his best chance of a winner at this year's Royal meeting and he has solid credentials, winning for the fourth time in as many starts when quickening clear of Maqaraat in the Dee Stakes at Chester last month. He may still be improving but this is his stiffest task to date with Alexander Pope having stayed on well to land a Group 3 over 1m2f at the Curragh last time. Nathaniel ran subsequent Epsom Derby runner-up Treasure Beach to a head in the Chester Vase, however, and that looks the best form on offer here but we fancy WORLD DOMINATION to put a poor run in the Dante behind him and take this. Sir Henry Cecil's colt had suffered an interrupted preparation prior to his run at York and also still looked a little green. He'd created a very favourable impression when finishing ahead of four subsequent winners, including Fiorente, on his debut at Newbury and shouldn't be written off just yet. Dordogne beat Hurricane Higgins in the Lingfield Derby Trial but had earlier finished a long way behind last month's Longchamp third Genius Beast at Sandown and Mahmood Al Zarooni's colt looks the pick of the remainder in this.
Alexander Pope (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, stayed on to lead under 1f out, kept on well, won at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in May beating Moriarty (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Dordogne (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in May beating Hurricane Higgins (8-12) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Fiorente (IRE) 8-11fav (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, switched right 3f out, led 2f out, pushed clear final 75 yards, readily, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May beating No Heretic (9-3) by 4l, 11 ran.
Fulgur 13-2 (8-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, switched right over 1f out, ran on final furlong, edged left and went 3rd 100 yards out, not able to trouble front pair, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Al Kazeem (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Genius Beast (USA) 7-4fav (9-2) Soon led, ran on well, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Prairie Star (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 3f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in May.
Glen's Diamond 2-1fav (8-12) Took keen hold, tracked leading trio, went 3rd inside final 3f, challenged and wide on home turn, led over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, in command and stayed on strongly, won at Chester 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in May beating Maqaraat (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Glencadam Gold (IRE) 2-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, progress to press leader over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon in command, carried head high and ridden out final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May beating Hawaafez (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Hurricane Higgins (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) last of 7, 12l behind Meandre (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f stk (1) gd in May.
Mijhaar 4-5fav (9-0) Broke well, led early, tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon clear, won at Haydock 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in May beating Timeline (9-0) by 7l, 13 ran.
Nathaniel (IRE) 6-4fav (8-12) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, ran on, always held, 2nd of 5, hd behind Treasure Beach (8-12) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
World Domination (USA) 5-2 (9-0) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Carlton House (9-0) at York 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in May.