This looks wide-open as many of these have been beating each other on a regular basis and luck in-running always plays a part in big fields on the downhill 5f course here. Extortionist beat former winner Kingsgate Native, Wind Fire, Stepper Point and Hay Chewed in a Group 3 at Sandown last month and is a leading contender. Irish raider Take Cover beat G Force, Monsieur Joe, Kingsgate Native and Reroute in a Listed race at York last time and is another who should go well while Ladies Are Forever landed a Group 3 on the Knavesmire on her latest start, though that was over 6f. Tropics ran the race of his life to finish second in the July Cup and that is the best form on offer. But he also drops back a furlong and there is every chance that MOVIESTA will reverse Newmarket running here. The winner of this last year, Bryan Smart's gelding looks primed for a repeat having faced some stiff task this season with the speedy Hamza possibly the pick of the remainder.
Caspian Prince (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Led, edged left 2f out and ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure, headed 75 yards out and no extra, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Sir Maximilian (9-6) at Curragh 5f hcp gf in Jul.
Hamza (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Raced far side, led group until over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with main group leaders, 14th of 28, 8l behind Baccarat (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Kingsgate Native (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace and no impression final 150 yards, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Take Cover (9-1) at York 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Monsieur Joe (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Raced stands side, mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, 7th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Racy (9-1) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Moviesta (USA) 40-1 (9-6) Raced far side, held up, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong (5th of seven), 8th of 13, 7l behind Slade Power (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul.
Stepper Point 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, lost place towards finish, 6th of 10, 4l behind Extortionist (8-12) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Take Cover 9-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged slightly right inside final furlong, ran on well, won at York 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul beating G Force (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Tropics (USA) 66-1 (9-6) Raced far side close up, effort over 1f out, driven to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression near finish (2nd of seven), 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Slade Power (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul.
Brown Sugar 14-1 (9-0) Raced wide held up, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Astaire (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct.
Demora 9-1 (8-13) Raced near side, led overall, ridden inside final furlong, narrowly headed final 100 yards, one pace in 4th in closing stages, 4th of 18, 1l behind Discussiontofollow (8-10) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Extortionist (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Mid-division, driven and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, challenged inside final furlong, led final 110 yards, kept on, won at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul beating Kingsgate Native (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
G Force (IRE) 7-4fav (8-10) Went right start, held up, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, soon carried slightly right, held final 75 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Take Cover (9-1) at York 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Ladies Are Forever 7-2fav (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at York 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Jul beating Joyeuse (8-12) by hd, 11 ran.
Hay Chewed (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 7l behind Extortionist (8-12) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Reroute (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 9, 4l behind Take Cover (9-1) at York 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Wind Fire (USA) 15-2 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just failed for 3rd, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Extortionist (8-12) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.