It would be nice to see Glory Awaits gain just the second victory of his career after his brilliant run in the 2000 Guineas behind Dawn Approach but he wasn't quite up to that form in the Irish version and, after ten starts, a couple of these may improve past him. The Jersey Stakes could hold the key to this as runner-up Montiridge and third-placed TAWHID are both engaged. The former has since won a Listed contest at Newmarket in very good style and will be difficult to beat but it's the Godolphin entry who gets the vote as the ground will have been too fast for him in the Jersey and he looks to have the scope to go on to better things. Baltic Knight gives Richard Hannon a strong second string as he arrives in good form having landed a Listed contest at York while Snowboarder improved in Dubai during the winter and made a winning comeback in a Newmarket handicap.
Anna's Pearl 16-1 (9-2) 10th of 12, 26l behind Havana Gold (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Jun.
Baltic Knight (IRE) 2-1fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at York 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jun beating Quick Wit (9-7) by 1l, 8 ran.
Glory Awaits (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, driven and every chance when hung left over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 6l behind Dawn Approach (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Montiridge (IRE) 4-7fav (9-6) Led, headed narrowly over 2f out but still going the best, shaken up to lead entering final furlong, quickened clear, eased towards finish, won at Newmarket 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul beating Ashdan (9-3) by 2l, 4 ran.
Snowboarder (USA) 13-2 (8-13) Keen tracked leaders, switched left to challenge entering final furlong, led well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul beating Sam Sharp (8-11) by 1l, 7 ran.
Tawhid 25-1 (9-4) Raced near side, in touch, headway over 2f out, chased group leader 2f out, led group and every chance 1f out, hung left and still every chance when hung left final 150 yards, not pace of leading duo towards finish, 3rd of 21, 1 3/4l behind Gale Force Ten (9-1) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Well Acquainted (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakening when hampered inside final 2f, 13th of 21, 11l behind Gale Force Ten (9-1) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Whipper's Boy (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Ran green in last pair, pushed along 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Olympic Glory (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug '12.