Muhaarar ran a big race for third in the July Stakes at Newmarket. On a line of form with the runner-up Jungle Cat, he comes out almost the same horse as KODI BEAR. But the latter failed to get a clear run in the Coventry over 6f here last time and with that in mind, Clive Cox' colt is just preferred. Toronado was one of the last two winners of this for the Hannon yard so Peacock is expected to improve on his winning maiden form and Disegno is another going the right way after scoring over 7f on the Polytrack. Diaz and Ustinov were not good enough last time and this is tougher.
Diaz (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Lieutenant Kaffee (9-2) at Haydock 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gs.
Disegno (IRE) 4-5fav (9-5) Always prominent, ridden and went clear with leader over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun beating Ventriloquist (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Kodi Bear (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, headway when not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 15, 2 1/2l behind The Wow Signal (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Muhaarar 12-1 (9-0) Close up, headway and every chance over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Ivawood (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf.
Peacock 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, joined leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May beating Commander Patten (9-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ustinov 22-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced, last of 12, 17l behind Ivawood (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf.