According to most experts, Camelot is already first past the post in the second colts' classic having extended his unbeaten record in the Qipco 2000 Guineas. He will deserve to be afforded superstar status if landing the second leg of the Triple Crown but, though he won over a mile as a two-year-old, there is just a doubt over whether 1m4f will truly be his best trip and he's no longer a betting proposition for ordinary punters. Stamina doubts, too, surround Dante winner Bonfire, who may also have a mind of his own, while Camelot's stablemate Astrology beat little of note in the Dee Stakes. Main Sequence won a shade cosily at Lingfield but was only a handicapper last year while Mickdaam is a lot more exposed than usual Derby winners, though should easily uphold Chester Vase running with Minimise Risk. At the likely odds, we're prepared to take a chance on THOUGHT WORTHY who is certainly bred for the job being a full brother to St Leger hero Lucarno. He had the staying-on Rugged Cross behind when making a successful reappearance in a Listed contest at Newmarket and has any amount of scope over this extra quarter-mile. John Gosden's colt will be doing his best work at the finish and looks the value.
Astrology (IRE) 11-10fav (8-12) Made all, clear over 1f out, kept up to work final furlong, won at Chester 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in May beating Oxford Charley (8-12) by 11l, 4 ran.
Bonfire 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led going well over 2f out, soon strongly pressed, ridden 1f out, ran on, in command towards finish, won at York 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in May beating Ektihaam (9-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Camelot 15-8fav (9-0) Went right start, raced stand side held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, quickened between horses entering final furlong, soon overall leader and challenged, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gs in May beating French Fifteen (9-0) by nk, 18 ran.
Cavaleiro (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced and lost place over 3f out, closed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Main Sequence (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) pol in May.
Main Sequence (USA) 3-1 (8-12) Held up, good headway from 2f out to take 2nd over 1f out, led and flashed tail inside final furlong, ran on well, readily, won at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) pol in May beating Shantaram (8-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Mickdaam (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tried to get down when stalls opened and slowly away, raced wide held up in touch in rear, headway to track leaders 7f out, joined leaders 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hung left, driven out, won at Chester 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in May beating Model Pupil (8-12) by ns, 5 ran.
Minimise Risk 8-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leaders, dropped to rear 7f out, still in touch, ridden 2f out, hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 8l behind Mickdaam (8-12) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Rugged Cross 9-2 (9-0) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and effort entering final furlong, soon every chance, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Thought Worthy (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
Thought Worthy (USA) 15-8fav (9-0) Soon led, quickened pace 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May beating Noble Mission (9-5) by nk, 5 ran.