They are on the turn pretty quickly here so a high number is certainly preferable and all of those drawn towards to the inside look to have some sort of claim, with PRIME SPIRIT just preferred to Brae Hill. The Michael Bell-trained Brae Hill came good over this trip at Chester last time and a 5lb rise looks fair enough. His problem may be the slower ground and any rain won't help his cause. On to Prime Spirit then, and Bryan Smart's colt has already shown that he is well suited by this trip in a couple of narrow defeats which were punctuated by a more sizeable reverse in the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket. He won't mind what the ground is to be able to produce a run and he was only just held from this mark last time so looks worth another try. Suruor represents a yard in good form and acts on any ground with good in the description. He is up 5lbs for going very well in defeat at Ascot and is well used to the hustle and bustle of these big fields, so is not dismissed lightly. Khor Dubai is 5lbs better off with Suruor from that Ascot run and is adaptable regarding conditions, so should also be very competitive, while Deadly Encounter will emerge from stall 13 with a feather weight on his back and does not have too much to find to pick up some prize money. Shamwari Lodge won't be inconvenienced by the step back up to a trip over which he may still be unexposed and did not run badly despite the BF tag last time. Super Academy has a tough task on his handicap debut in a race this competitive from a mark of 80 and with a low draw, while Infiraad is also drawn out near the local forestry but if overcoming that his run behind Firebet at Newmarket would mark him out as a leading contender. Typically competitive then and Prime Spirit is a sporting suggestion.
Bonnie Charlie 15-8 (8-12) Chased leader, reminders over 2f out, driven and lost 2nd 2f out and soon weakened, last of 6, 22l behind The Cheka (8-9) at Newbury 7f con stks (3) sft.
Infiraad 5-1fav (9-1) Prominent on outer, ridden and weakened quickly 2f out, last of 16, 37l behind Ouqba (9-1) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Khor Dubai (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Secret Society (9-5) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp (2) gf.
Prime Spirit (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Keen, tracked winner, ridden to join winner entering final furlong, soon driven, just held, 2nd of 4, hd behind Welsh Emperor (9-9) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) sft.
Jobe (USA) 66-1 (9-1) Raced keenly, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no headway and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 16, 15l behind Ouqba (9-1) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Shamwari Lodge (IRE) 11-2fav (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 8th of 19, 3l behind Total Gallery (9-7) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Suruor (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Steadied start, behind, headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, hd behind Secret Society (9-5) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp (2) gf.
Akhenaten 20-1 (8-12) Held up, always towards rear, 12th of 19, 4l behind Total Gallery (9-7) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Brae Hill (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, led entering last, stayed on well, won at Chester 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun beating Cheviot (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Dark Mischief 11-2 (9-0) Mid-division but in touch, headway 2f out, soon ridden, carried slightly left inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Enderby Spirit (9-6) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Kyllachy Star 8-1 (9-2) Keen, held up in touch, outpaced 3f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, edged left and kept on, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Brief Encounter (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Servoca (CAN) 7-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, swtched left and headway over 1f out, carried left inside final furlong, soon pressing winner, just held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Enderby Spirit (9-6) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Enact 14-1 (7-13) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 9th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Total Gallery (9-7) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Super Academy (USA) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 3f out, soon hung right, ridden entering final furlong, edged left towards finish, just held on, won at Salisbury 7f 3yo mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jun beating Global Conquest (9-0) by shd, 9 ran.
Deadly Encounter (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Dwelt, soon in touch, effort on inside 3f out, chased winner just inside final furlong, unable to quicken, lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Cyflymder (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Mr Willis 10-3fav (8-6) Held up, headway on outside and hanging right 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Laudatory (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.