KING TORUS sets the standard here and although Crown Prosecutor has looked a smart prospect in a couple of starts the Richard Hannon runner keeps the vote while stable mate Major Art should feature. An impressive winning debut was followed by a slightly poor run in listed company before the pick showed his true colours by winning the Group Two Superlative Stakes on the undulations of Newmarket's July course. He is looking progressive and should improve again so has to get the vote. Stable companion Major Art will have Ryan Moore for company and stepped p nicely from a promising debut run to score in a Lingfield Maiden. He'll need to improve again but the champion jockey has a good record when riding for Richard Hannon and a bold bid is likely. Crown Porsecutor has done little wrong in a couple of starts and has the added advantage of having won at this track. That came on debut in a strong maiden and with a taking performance at Salisbury to follow that he is potentially very smart. Stentorian is clearly progressive but will need to show more on his run in listed company last time so King Torus looks the safest bet as he has the least to prove.
King Torus (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Led, headed over 5f out, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, left in lead inside final furlong, soon edged left, ridden, ran on and hung right near finish, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf beating Ecliptic (9-0) by nk, 6 ran.
Chilworth Lad 12-1 (9-1) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, not clear run under 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 7, 2l behind Formosina (9-1) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Crown Prosecutor (IRE) 5-6fav (8-6) Went left start, tracked leader, switched left to challenge over 1f out, slightly bumped inside final furlong, ran on to lead closing stages (no time taken), won at Salisbury 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Jun beating Avonmore Star (8-8) by 1l, 4 ran.
Major Art 10-11fav (9-3) Soon led on rail, came clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, ridden right out, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Midnight Rider (9-3) by 5l, 14 ran.
Stentorian (IRE) 10-3 (9-1) Led, ridden and challenged 1f out, headed last 200 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Zoffany (9-1) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gf.
Surrey Star (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Held up, switched right and headway over 1f out, soon chased leader, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd beating Chain Lightning (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 6-5fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along halfway, led well over 1f out, ridden and hung right inside final furlong, driven out, held on well, won at Newcastle 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun beating On The High Tops (9-2) by 1l, 4 ran.