The consistent GOLDEN DESERT is selected ahead of Hazzard Country and Carcinetto, while each-way support for Compton's Eleven would be interesting. The last-named is an uncomplicated ride for an inexperienced jockey and likely to be suited by the way the race unfolds. He is closely matched with King's Bastion from their earlier encounter this season, so both should be monitored closely for signs of interest. Carcinetto has raced ostensibly over sprint distances but does stay seven furlongs at a push. However, he also has a career highest mark to cope with and needs to register a performance from the top drawer to prevail. Hazzard County teams up with a rider that has won this race in the past, so it is safe to assume the instructions will be followed to the letter. David Simcock's charge doesn't have too many miles on the clock and is a likely contender to at least make the frame. However, a tentative preference goes the way of Golden Desert, who has performed with credit each time he has raced at Ascot in the past. Seven furlongs is not a problem for the Terry Mills-trained selection and, with Katie Walsh making the trip over to take the reins, there are solid foundations for us to expect a big run for the money.
Daaweitza 33-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, pushed along halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 6l behind Blythe Knight (9-7) at Chester 7f lst stk (1) gd.
Southandwest (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Went right start, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 9l behind Shifting Star (9-6) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Carcinetto (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) With leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on final furlong, won at Newmarket 6f fll hcp (3) gf beating Ripples Maid (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Salient 14-1 (9-8) With leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 12l behind Cape Hawk (9-6) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Compton's Eleven 16-1 (9-2) Keen hold in touch, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 8l behind Masai Moon (9-2) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
King's Bastion (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Raced stands' side, held up in rear, some late headway from over 1f out, never a danger, 18th of 28, 11l behind Regal Parade (8-6) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-105 (2) frm in Jun.
Golden Desert (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Prominent, led well over 1f out, soon ridden and headed, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Shifting Star (9-6) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Paveroc 50-1 (8-9) Never a threat, 4th of 7, 18l behind Royal Vintage (9-8) at Nad Al Sheba 1m 1f 3yo lst stk (1) std in Mar.
Hazzard County (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Led early, tracked leader, ridden final 2f, driven and no impression over 1f out, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Master of Arts (8-9) at Lingfield 1m stk 0-90 (3) pol.
Jilly Why (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, never on terms, 10th of 13, 8l behind Misaro (8-9) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Bold Marc (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 10l behind Blue Spinnaker (8-8) at York 1m hcp 0-90 (3) hvy.
Nice To Know (FR) 7-2 (9-10) Switched right soon after start and held up, slightly short of room 2f out, kept on, 5th of 8, 3l behind Rydal Mount (9-12) at Goodwood 7f fll hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Bomber Command (USA) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led well over 1f out, soon edged left, ridden clear inside final furlong, won at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol beating High Standing (9-0) by 4l, 8 ran.
Tiger Dream 10-1 (9-6) Raced keenly in touch, ridden over 2f out, not quicken over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Stevie Thunder (8-12) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Obezyana (USA) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon lost place, 14th of 16, 16l behind Yamal (9-10) at Bath 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Secret Night 11-2 (9-13) Steadied start, chasing leaders when not clear run over 1f out, squeezed through final furlong, ran on strongly, took 2nd near finish, just failed, 2nd of 9, shd behind La Coveta (9-4) at Newbury 7f fll hcp (4) gf.
Middlemarch (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 9l behind Wind Shuffle (8-8) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Rambling Light 9-2 (8-13) Pressed leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged right under pressure inside final furlong, all out, just held on, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun beating Guilded Warrior (10-0) by a nk, 7 ran.
Kensington (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace when hampered well inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 6l behind Yamal (9-10) at Bath 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Blue Java 4-1fav (10-10) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind River Bounty (9-5) at Salisbury 6f ldy rds hcp (5) gs.
Ninefineirishmen (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Boy Blue (9-5) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp (4) gd.