Taajub hasn't won since landing last year's renewal but has slipped back down the weights of late while the veteran Judge 'n Jury won this back in 2009 and is still capable at this level. Zero Money finished third over track and trip last time with a handful of these behind including Ahtoug. The latter will have come on for the run and may reverse running but top weight DUTCH MASTERPIECE is worth sticking with in this closing event. He bids for a hat trick after winning a shade cosily at Newmarket and last season's winning partner Ryan Moore renews acquaintance.
Dutch Masterpiece 4-1fav (9-5) Raced centre in touch, headway over 1f out, soon led, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun beating Aetna (7-13) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Face The Problem (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Raced near side, held up and in rear, never involved, 14th of 19, 9l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf.
Judge 'n Jury 16-1 (9-9) Attempted to make all, strongly pressed and joined over 1f out, soon headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Slade Power (9-9) at Curragh 5f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Ahtoug 14-1 (9-1) Raced centre, in touch, headway 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not pace of leaders near side, 5th of 19, 2 3/4l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf.
Steps (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Raced centre, held up, pushed along halfway, headway under pressure and edged left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no chance with leaders near side, 8th of 19, 4l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf.
Zero Money (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Led overall in centre, headed inside final 2f, soon hung left to join near side group, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 19, 2l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf.
Jamaican Bolt (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken towards finish, 5th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Thunderball (8-12) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Mar.
Forest Edge (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 6l behind Harrison George (8-5) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Jun.
Long Awaited (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Raced near side, in touch, headway over 1f out, not much room entering final furlong, ran on well towards finish, 4th of 19, 2 1/2l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf.
Cheviot (USA) 28-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 2l behind Secret Asset (9-12) at York 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Taajub (IRE) 7-1fav (9-0) Raced near side, held up in mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden and no impression final furlong, 11th of 19, 5l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf.
Swan Song 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened quickly over 2f out, last of 11, 13l behind Medicean Man (9-3) at Haydock 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jun.
Joe Packet 16-1 (8-12) Raced centre, held up and behind, headway over 1f out, not much room briefly inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 9th of 19, 5l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf.
Barnet Fair 10-1 (9-3) Held up stands side, not much room 2f out, headway entering final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Rodrigo De Torres (9-12) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Another Wise Kid (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on outer over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Singeur (9-11) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Evens And Odds (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Soon mid-division, no impression from over 1f out, 29th of 30, 16l behind Burn The Boats (8-8) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Jun.
Blanc De Chine (IRE) 11-4fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead and edged right over 1f out, ridden out, won at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Angelito (9-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
Burning Thread (IRE) 10-3 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Red Baron (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Lupo D'oro (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in last pair on outside, ran on final 100 yards, never going pace to get competitive, 10th of 14, 4l behind Doctor Parkes (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Storm Moon (USA) 18-1 (9-5) Prominent in centre until merged with stands side group over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 5l behind Rodrigo De Torres (9-12) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Sandfrankskipsgo 4-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Monumental Man (8-13) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Rebecca Romero 11-2 (9-4) Went right start held up, headway over 1f out, effort entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Last Sovereign (9-5) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.