This has the makings of one of the best races of the meeting. Sea Moon will enjoy the conditions and has done better in subsequent races than Masked Marvel, who beat him into third in the St Leger. He didn't get the clearest of runs at Doncaster and should reverse that form with the winner, especially as William Buick, the successful rider, has opted for the in-form Aiken, who loves soft ground and has won his last six races. He had the Melbourne Cup and Hong Kong Vase winner Dunaden behind at Chantilly last time but the latter has taken a while to get back to form after his travels and can come out on top this time. MEMPHIS TENNESSEE has had only six runs in his life and was very close up in the Derby's at Epsom and the Curragh last year. He didn't run again after the Curragh until reappearing in the Ormonde Stakes at Chester where he didn't have too much to do but won like a horse going places this season and this can be the stepping-stone.
Aiken 9-4 (8-11) won at Chantilly(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gs beating Maxios (8-11) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Allied Powers (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) last of 5, 6l behind Aiken (8-11) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gs.
Calico Cat 11-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Cavalryman (9-0) at York 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in May.
Dunaden (FR) 5-4fav (9-4) 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Aiken (8-11) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gs.
Fiorente (IRE) 7-4fav (8-12) Held up in last pair, good headway on outside 3f out, disputing 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, one pace held and no impression on winner over 1f out, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Jet Away (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 2f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in May.
Hunter's Light (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Close up, improved over 3f out, chased leader 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Carlton House (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Jakkalberry (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) 3rd of 10, 4l behind Cirrus Des Aigles (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Masked Marvel 8-1 (9-0) Tracked clear leader, closed 4f out, led entering final 3f, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner but no chance, outpaced to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 8l behind St Nicholas Abbey (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Memphis Tennessee (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) Keen early led, headed 8f out, tracked leader until over 4f out, tracked leaders, headway to chase leader entering final 2f, led 1f out, ridden out, won at Chester 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) sft in May beating Vivacious Vivienne (8-11) by 4l, 4 ran.
Quest For Peace (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, pushed along 4f out, one pace 2f out, edged left under pressure over 1f out, no extra in 4th entering final furlong, 4th of 6, 9l behind St Nicholas Abbey (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Red Cadeaux 8-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, well outpaced 4f out, headway and switched right 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with impressive winner, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind St Nicholas Abbey (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Sea Moon 2-7fav (9-0) Led, narrowly headed 3f out, pushed along to lead again 2f out, ridden over 1f out, joined and strongly pressed throughout final furlong, found extra last strides, won at Goodwood 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in May beating Dandino (9-0) by hd, 4 ran.
Testosterone (IRE) 66-1 (8-8) 13th of 16, 16l behind Danedream (8-8) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Oct.