York Glory carries 9lb more than when successful 12 months ago and could also have been better drawn. High Numbers have had a definite advantage on the straight course this week, though you probably don't want to be drawn right up against the stands' rail like unlucky Epsom second Seeking Magic. Dandy Boy is a former winner who is potentially well handicapped but is drawn low as is Glen Moss, who may face a battle for the lead with Hamza and could get outpaced dropping down in trip. Three-year-olds don't have a great record in this so Saayerr may also be worth opposing. ABSOLUTELY SO showed he was still improving when cruising to victory over 7f at Goodwood last time. He's been raised 8lb but Oisin Murphy's claim will be a big help and, as he had the speed to win over 6f on Polytrack last year, Andrew Balding's colt is taken to land this. Windsor Listed winner Rocky Ground also makes plenty of appeal under Frankie while Hoof It likes these cavalry charges and is also interesting back on Turf.
Hamza (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) 7th of 11, 4l behind Catcall (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
York Glory (USA) 7-2 (9-4) Held up in last, headway when switched left and short of room 1f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 5l behind Steps (9-8) at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gs in May.
Professor Evensfav (9-5) Steadied start, held up in last pair, pushed along over 2f out, switched left 2f out and soon driven, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd 100 yards out and closed, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind Indignant (9-0) at Salisbury 6f Listed stks (1) gf.
Rocky Ground (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Windsor 6f Listed stks (1) gd beating Rex Imperator (9-0) by 2l, 14 ran.
Annunciation 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, driven over 1f out, challenging when hampered inside final furlong, unable to trouble winner after, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Intibaah (9-0) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) sft in May.
Hoof It 7-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase clear winner over 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Sirius Prospect (USA) 3-1fav (9-9) Held up in touch, headway centre 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to challenge and every chance final furlong, no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Dutch Rose (9-2) at York 7f (2) gs in May.
Baccarat (IRE) 7-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 20, 1 1/4l behind Aetna (8-9) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Alben Star (IRE) 6-1fav (9-9) Towards rear, towards far side, headway 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 13th of 18, 7l behind Top Boy (7-13) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in May.
Rivellino 10-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Alben Star (9-5) at Lingfield 6f cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr.
Glen Moss (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders stands side, led group inside final 2f, overall leader over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 25, 2 1/4l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs in May.
Ninjago 7-1fav (9-7) Raced centre, in touch towards rear, headway when switched left over 1f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 21, 3/4l behind Goldream (8-10) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in May.
Jimmy Styles 16-1 (9-10) Raced stand side, in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 14th of 21, 8l behind Goldream (8-10) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in May.
Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 5-2 (9-7) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Scream Blue Murder (9-2) at Cork 5f stks in May.
Arnold Lane (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) 10th of 14, 5l behind Jamesie (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 in Jan.
Lancelot Du Lac (ITY) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon edged left, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 4l behind Rocky Ground (9-0) at Windsor 6f Listed stks (1) gd.
Dandy Boy (ITY) 20-1 (9-11) Chased leaders on rail, improved into 2nd under 3f out and soon ridden, no impression inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Tested (8-10) at Naas 7f Listed stks (1).
Saayerr 10-1 (9-4) Steadied start and went right start, in rear, switched right and effort over 1f out, soon ridden, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 1 1/4l behind Shifting Power (9-1) at Newmarket 7f (1) gd in Apr.
Trinityelitedotcom (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) Chased leading pair, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Swan Song (8-13) at Chester 5f cond Stakes (3) gd in May.
Boomerang Bob (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 6l behind Rocky Ground (9-0) at Windsor 6f Listed stks (1) gd.
Absolutely So (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) In touch in 4th, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May beating Jack's Revenge (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Racy 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, edged left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 4l behind Demora (8-8) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft.
Dungannon 16-1 (8-8) last of 10, 10l behind Medicean Man (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp gd in Feb.
Seeking Magic 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, strong run to take 2nd close home and pressed winner, just held, 2nd of 19, hd behind Caspian Prince (9-0) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp (2) gd.
Dont Bother Me (IRE) 9-2fav (9-12) Mid-division, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway when hampered inside final furlong, ran on to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Rene Mathis (9-3) at Newmarket 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Barracuda Boy (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Chased leader, led going well over 1f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, stayed on and found extra towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr beating Mappin Time (8-9) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Secret Asset (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 10l behind Rene Mathis (9-3) at Newmarket 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Fast Shot 14-1 (8-7) Mid-division, not clear run over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 20, 2 1/2l behind Aetna (8-9) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Zero Money (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Raced stand side, prominent over 4f, 20th of 21, 27l behind Goldream (8-10) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in May.