This looks a match on official ratings. Memphis Tennessee has his first start since going wrong in the Hardwicke at Ascot last June. He'd won last year's renewal of this in soft ground before that and has obvious claims but MOUNT ATHOS may prove too good this time around. The latter was beaten in Group 1 races at the end of last season but had landed a treble in fine style earlier culminating with victory in the Geoffrey Freer at Newbury. Luca Cumani's charge goes well fresh and gets the nod. The remainder will do well to be involved in the finish with Communicator looking the best of those ahead of last year's Gowran winner Zafarqand.
Communicator 7-2 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed to take 3rd place close home, 4th of 9, 6l behind Media Hype (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Mad Moose (IRE) 28-1 (9-8) Held up, smooth headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr beating Elidor (8-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Memphis Tennessee (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Pressed leader, lost place over 3f out, beaten when eased 2f out, last of 12, well behind Sea Moon (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Mount Athos (IRE) (8-13) 12th of 17, 10l behind Gentildonna (8-4) at Tokyo(JPN) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) fm in Nov.
Zafarqand (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, close 3rd travelling well entering straight, ridden to challenge over 1f out, close 2nd when jinked left inside final furlong, soon marginally bumper by rival, stayed on well and just held at line, 2nd of 16, ns behind Olympiad (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks sft in Apr '12.
Luthien (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 40l behind Coolnaharan (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov '09.