Aidan O'Brien has won the last six of these and CAMELOT looks better than any of them. The son of Montjeu has done absolutely everything asked of him so far and could hardly have been more impressive at Epsom where he quickened superbly on the fast ground. The going was much easier when he landed the 2000 Guineas earlier and it's impossible to see him defeated though he probably wouldn't want heavy going. Stablemate Imperial Monarch won the Classic Trial at Sandown before getting a shocking run in the French Derby but he's had a slight setback while Astrology, another from Ballydoyle, ran poorly at Royal Ascot last week after finishing a fine third at Epsom. Both Light Heavy and Speaking Of Which are fine prospects who deserve their step-up into the highest grade and John Oxx' pair Born To Sea and Akeed Mofeed are very useful performers though it's a surprise that both are racing beyond a mile for the first time. The former in particular will be well suited as he's very closely related to Sea The Stars and Galileo amongst others.
Akeed Mofeed 5-6fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, niggled along to go 2nd early straight, no impression on winner 1f out, stayed on under pressure well inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind David Livingston (9-1) at Curragh 1m 2yo Grp 2 (1) hvy in Sep.
Astrology (IRE) 8-11fav (8-12) Led, joined 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 4th of 5, 10l behind Thomas Chippendale (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) sft.
Born To Sea (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon switched left, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 2l behind Most Improved (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gd.
Camelot 8-13fav (9-0) Held up in last, steady headway on outside from 3f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, closed and edged left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon quickened clear, impressive, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf beating Main Sequence (9-0) by 5l, 9 ran.
Imperial Monarch (IRE) 9-2fav (9-2) 8th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Saonois (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gs.
Light Heavy (IRE) 15-8 (9-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge early straight, led inside final furlong and kept on under pressure, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) in May beating Tower Rock (9-3) by nk, 5 ran.
Speaking Of Which (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Keen early and settled off pace in 5th, closer halfway and travelled well to go 4th entering straight, headway to lead 1 1/2f out and soon asserted, stayed on well to draw clear final furlong, easily, won at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in May beating Soon (9-0) by 9l, 8 ran.