Mount Athos ran on well when fourth in the Chester Cup last month but he'll be short enough in the betting here considering he's 9lb higher than his latest win at Dundalk. Sirvino has an 11lb rise in the weights to contend with after his easy win at Windsor last Saturday, but 2007 winner Dansili Dancer has slipped down the weights and could go well. If forgiven his latest no show in soft ground at Ascot, then Sharaayeen has solid claims on his earlier placed efforts in competitive handicaps at Newmarket while Classic Vintage just got the better of Granston here last time, though both are upped in class today along with The Fonz. BOURNE will also need to improve but the lightly-raced five-year-old should come into his own this year and, despite a disappointing effort at Epsom last time, gets the nod in a race won three times in the last seven years by Luca Cumani.
Kidnapped (AUS) 7-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, ran on well final 400m, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Lolamar (8-8) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcap gd in Feb.
Bay Willow (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) 3rd of 10, 6l behind Emirates Champion (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp in Mar.
Mount Athos (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 5l behind Overturn (8-13) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf in May.
Sirvino 13-2 (9-2) Close 5th, tracked leading trio 7f out, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon in command, well clear final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun beating Magicalmysterytour (9-0) by 7l, 11 ran.
Sharaayeen 8-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 16, 17l behind Fox Hunt (9-8) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
Halicarnassus (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 5l behind Fox Hunt (9-8) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
Classic Vintage (USA) 11-1 (9-7) Prominent, led after 2f, ridden and headed narrowly over 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, led again final strides, won at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jun beating Granston (9-3) by nk, 8 ran.
English Summer 12-1 (8-10) In touch, lost place 3f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 19, dis behind Tominator (8-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gs in Jun.
Very Good Day (FR) 33-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 11th of 16, 19l behind Fox Hunt (9-8) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
The Fonz 7-2fav (9-3) Mid-division, hampered and lost place after 3f, headway centre 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 16, 6l behind Tepmokea (9-1) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Granston (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leaders, led narrowly over 2f out, soon ridden, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 8, nk behind Classic Vintage (9-7) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jun.
Dansili Dancer 9-2 (9-4) Led 1f, tracked leaders, dropped to final trio halfway, ridden 3f out, rallied 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 5l behind Classic Vintage (9-7) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jun.
Bourne 3-1fav (8-13) Chased leaders on inside, losing place when hampered on rails approaching final 4f, weakened 3f out, 11th of 15, 23l behind Fox Hunt (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Crackentorp 8-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led last strides, won at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun beating Inspirina (10-4) by hd, 16 ran.
Porgy 2-1 (9-13) Held up, headway over 5f out, went 2nd on bit over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed clear, easily, won at Beverley 1m 4f clm stks (6) gd in Jun beating White Deer (9-5) by 5l, 8 ran.
Bowdler's Magic 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 11l behind Bondage (9-0) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
War Poet 9-4fav (9-5) In rear, headway and not clear run over 3f out, switched right over 2f out, ridden to challenge winner when hung left over 1f out, no impression near finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Oriental Cavalier (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.