Chilberta King has won on this course and over the distance at Sandown but was well beaten in this a year ago when Lost In The Moment was just touched off by the Godolphin first string Opinion Poll. That latter scenario looks like repeating itself here as the Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision has Frankie on board and not surprisingly looks the Godolphin first choice. However, close behind in third at Ascot was SADDLER'S ROCK, who had beaten Opinion Poll easily in the Doncaster Cup last year. He's 4lb better off with Colour Vision here and with the quicker ground in his favour can gain his revenge and take this. Simenon won twice at Royal Ascot, both times in the style of a very progressive stayer. He'll need to step up against the top performers but there's every chance of him doing so and he has to enter the equation.
Colour Vision (FR) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until 9f out, stayed in 3rd, pushed along 4f out, ridden to lead just over 1f out, narrowly headed when hung left under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on gamely to lead again close home, won at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun beating Opinion Poll (9-2) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Disputed lead early, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd last 75 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Cavalryman (9-3) at Sandown 2m Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gs in Jul.
Askar Tau (FR) 5-1 (9-0) Ridden briefly leaving stalls, raced in last, ridden over 3f out, stayed on insie final furlong, pressed for places final 75 yards, no chance with winner, 4th of 7, 5l behind Cavalryman (9-3) at Sandown 2m Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gs in Jul.
Chiberta King 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, pressing for 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Cavalryman (9-3) at Sandown 2m Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gs in Jul.
Electrolyser (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Prominent, went 2nd over 14f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 9l behind Cavalryman (9-3) at Sandown 2m Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gs in Jul.
Lost In The Moment (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Took keen hold, held up in 4th place, dropped to last 10f out, driven and outpaced 3f out, stayed on to 3rd under pressure over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, never any chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 7l behind Brown Panther (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) sft in Jun.
Nehaam 33-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd 9f out, driven to challenge approaching final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 6l behind Colour Vision (9-0) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun.
Saddler's Rock (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, one pace when switched left over 2f out, sustained run from over 1f out, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Colour Vision (9-0) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun.
Simenon (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Mid-division, smooth headway over 2f out, ran on to lead over 1f out, soon clear, stayed on strongly, won at Royal Ascot 2m 6f stks (2) gd in Jun beating Shahwardi (9-2) by 7l, 18 ran.
Times Up 4-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 3l behind Opinion Poll (9-4) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) gf in May.