Lightly-raced since, Hoof It landed a massive gamble in this in 2011 and looks to have been kept back for a repeat bid. He's only a pound higher and must be respected but Hawkeyethenoo is 5lb higher than when successful last year. Whozthecat and Tropics both arrive in terrific form but are carrying 6lb penalties and connections of Rex Imperator will fancy their chances of reversing Windsor form with the latter on 7lb better terms, though William Haggas' charge has since finished behind York Glory, Shropshire and Dinkum Diamond at York in a race in which Prodigality, Louis The Pious, Regal Parade and Secret Witness were further back. Humidor could run well at a big price if low numbers are favoured and Face The Problem is another with the past form to figure while Ninjago could prove the pick of the three-year-olds having enjoyed no luck in-running behind Heaven's Guest at Newmarket last month. RACY has flattered to deceive in the past but would probably have beaten Masamah at Ascot three weeks ago with a clear run. The return to 6f won't be a problem on this downhill sprint course and he's handicapped to go very close if getting the run of the race.
Hoof It 4-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders centre, outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Jwala (8-9) at York 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
York Glory (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up behind far side, headway inside final 2f, switched left over 1f out, ridden to lead final 110 yards, kept on well, won at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun beating Shropshire (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 26 ran.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Raced near side, slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 15th of 29, 6l behind Galician (8-12) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Tiddliwinks 10-1 (10-0) Soon mid-division, 6th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 12th of 16, 6l behind Hitchens (9-9) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Tropics (USA) 9-2fav (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led entering final furlong, edged left, all out, won at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul beating Summerinthecity (8-12) by shd, 20 ran.
Rex Imperator 7-2 (9-10) Mid-division, headway and switched left over 1f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Tropics (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Humidor (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Lover Man (9-2) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 5f Listed stks (1) gs in Jun.
Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Mid-division far side, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 26, 2 3/4l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Shropshire (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division far side, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed and held final 110 yards, 2nd of 26, 1 3/4l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Face The Problem (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Raced in centre, took keen hold tracking leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on well towards finish, not quite pace to challenge, 6th of 18, 3l behind Barnet Fair (8-9) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Whozthecat (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Never far away, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Curragh 5f hcp gf in Jul beating Nafa (7-11) by nk, 21 ran.
Blaine 66-1 (9-6) Led near side group until 2f out, chased leaders, hung right and weakened over 1f out, 14th of 21, 12l behind Gale Force Ten (9-1) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Louis The Pious 3-1 (8-11) Niggled along towards rear, headway 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to lead post, won at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) gf in Jul beating Masamah (8-11) by shd, 6 ran.
Prodigality 20-1 (9-10) Always prominent, led over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Tropics (9-10) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Regal Parade 50-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 11th of 20, 6l behind Tropics (9-10) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Ninjago 8-1 (9-7) Raced stand side, in rear, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 18, 4l behind Heaven's Guest (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Secret Witness 20-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 18th of 20, 10l behind Tropics (9-10) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Ajjaadd (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Raced centre, held up, headway far side over 1f out, soon ridden and no impression, 10th of 19, 5l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Free Zone 20-1 (9-3) In touch towards stands side, driven 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened 1f out, last of 7, 16l behind Jack Dexter (9-3) at Newcastle 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Jun.
Burwaaz 33-1 (9-6) Led centre group, ridden and looked awkward over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 7th of 19, 5l behind Field Of Dream (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Barnet Fair 10-1 (8-9) Raced centre, steadied start, held up in rear, good headway to chase leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul beating Steps (9-6) by 1l, 18 ran.
Polski Max 16-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 16th of 19, 12l behind Body And Soul (8-11) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Heaven's Guest (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Raced centre in touch, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead near finish, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul beating Moviesta (9-2) by hd, 18 ran.
Pabusar 12-1 (9-11) In touch in rear, ridden over 1f out, not pace to challenge, 5th of 7, 3l behind Cincinnati Kit (8-4) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Racy 20-1 (9-0) Raced near side, held up towards rear, switched left and headway 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, running on when hampered on rail soon after, ran on but always held, 2nd of 19, 1/2l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Dr Red Eye 15-2 (9-2) Pushed along to lead, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Ladyship (8-11) at Chester 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Mac's Power (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Mid-division, lost place 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 13, 19l behind Tropics (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Harrison George (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up, headway halfway, ridden and edged right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Leicester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun beating Elusive Flame (9-11) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.