DARWIN came from the USA with a big reputation which was enhanced by his victories in two Group 3 contests but he has disappointed subsequently though he showed enough pace in the Diamond Jubilee at Ascot to take care of these. Russian Soul found his form in the middle of last summer and continued to blaze a trail. He landed a Group 3 at Meydan in February when conceding 2lb to Jamesie who has a chance to turn the tables on the revised terms. Dandy Boy hasn't won since landing the Wokingham back in 2012 but the selection's stablemate Sparrow is interesting as three-year-olds have a good record in the race.
Darwin 16-1 (9-4) Raced far side, chased leaders, edged right under pressure well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Slade Power (9-4) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Russian Soul (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) 7th of 13, 6l behind Sterling City (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 6f fll stks Grp 1 (1) in Mar.
Dandy Boy (ITY) 25-1 (9-1) Raced far side, held up in rear and never a factor, 22nd of 28, 15l behind Baccarat (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Jamesie (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Held up, 5th from 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, went 4th from 50yds out, 4th of 6, 1 1/2l behind Fountain Of Youth (9-3) at Curragh 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 50-1 (9-3) Raced near side, behind most of way, 27th of 28, 22l behind Baccarat (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Prince Connoisseur (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Soon towards rear in 6th, dropped to last from over 1f out, no impression, last of 7, 7l behind Body Beautiful (9-5) at Bellewstown 5f 3yo hcp gd.
Sailors Swan (USA) 13-2 (9-3) Settled in 5th, ridden along and improved into 3rd 2f out, 2nd inside final furlong and kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Due Diligence (9-3) at Naas 6f 3yo lst stk (1) in Jun.
Sparrow (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Soon tracked leaders in 4th, dropped to 5th 1f out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tobann (9-8) at Fairyhouse 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.