Chachamaidee is usually at her best over 7f as when landing the Lennox Stakes over C&D earlier this month. She's stays a mile, however, and should run her race while Premio Loco is also capable at this level, although he could only manage fifth in last year's renewal won by Dubawi Gold. The latter is trained by Richard Hannon and he runs TRUMPET MAJOR here on the back of dead-heating for first place with Archbishop in a Group 3 contest over track and trip. He can confirm superiority with Aljamaaheer on better terms and gets the vote. Thistle Bird and Van Ellis are progressing well but both will need further improvement to come out best in this company.
Chachamaidee (IRE) 5-4fav (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed out, won at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul beating Libranno (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Premio Loco (USA) 11-1 (9-2) Stumbled start, prominent on outside, lost place inside final 2f, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 24l behind Sri Putra (9-2) at York 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Thistle Bird 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Ascot 1m fll lst stks (1) fm in Jul beating Villeneuve (8-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Aljamaaheer (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Held up in mid-division, good headway on inside over 2f out, ran into trouble and lost position, rallying when not clear run, switched left approaching final furlong, switched right final 100 yards, unable to reach leading pair, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Archbishop (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd.
Trumpet Major (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division on inside, smooth headway over 2f out, quickened to challenge 1f out, pressed leader and upsides throughout final furlong, ran on to dead heat post, won at Goodwood 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd deadheating with Archbishop (9-0), 14 ran.
Van Ellis 2-1fav (8-10) Raced wide throughout, held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, driven out, won at Chester 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf beating Night Carnation (8-9) by nk, 9 ran.