Lady Luachmhar, Becausewecan and Itlaaq are on the shortlist here with BECAUSEWECAN, who ran a fine race here on Wednesday, taken to collect this lucrative prize. Itlaaq appears to have been laid out for this contest since scoring at the track at the end of May. He has improved for being stepped up in trip and looks a typical John Dunlop type. He is consequently well treated and looks capable of making a bold bid. Lady Luachmhar is very progressive and will appreciate the cut underfoot. She is seeking a hat-trick here after successive soft ground wins and she will therefore enjoy the prevailing conditions and can go well. Becausewecan advertised his well being with a sound effort in defeat in a similar contest here on Wednesday and has won in testing conditions. He is well drawn-always a key point, and the stable are going well, as they inevitably do att his meeting. Becausewecan looks the safest option, racing off the same mark as three days ago.
Eastern Aria (UAE) 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leader after 1f, ridden over 2f out, hung left and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 8l behind Firebet (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Zarinski (IRE) 9-2fav (8-4) Behind mid-division, headway on outside over 5f out, in touch over 4f out, slightly outpaced over 2f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, not troubled leaders, 4th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Cosmic Sun (7-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Thin Red Line (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Always prominent, chased winner well over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 7, ns behind Quai D'orsay (9-4) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul.
Dubai Crest 20-1 (8-6) Mid-division, going well on inside 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon beaten, 10th of 19, 7l behind Cosmic Sun (7-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Jedi 11-2 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Braveheart Move (9-1) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Aurorian (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 11th of 14, 9l behind Firebet (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Lady Luachmhar (IRE) 10-11fav (9-10) Held up in rear, improved to track leaders over 6f out, chased leader over 3f out, every chance from over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul beating Embsay Crag (9-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Natural Flair (USA) 10-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, 7th of 8, 37l behind Take The Hint (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo fll lst stsk (1) gf in May.
Itlaaq 8-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, steady headway on outside from over 2f out, shaken up to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May beating Just Like Silk (8-10) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Becausewecan (USA) 20-1 (8-1) Chased leader, led 3f out, headed 2f out, stayed challenging to over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, pressed for 2nd near finish, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Classic Vintage (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Shakalaka (IRE) 11-8fav (9-2) Close up, tracked winner going well 3f out, challenged and every chance 2f out, edged left found nil under pressure final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Almuktahem (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Blaise Tower 25-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, switched left and headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to dispute 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Eastern Aria (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Guestofthenation (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 22l behind Royal Trooper (8-8) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Princability (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Led for 1f, chased leader to over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 25l behind Brunston (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Citizenship 5-2 (8-9) Keen early, tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 13l behind Lethal Glaze (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Navajo Nation (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, raced centre, headway to chase leaders halfway, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Dukes Art (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.