Decent hurdler Lexi's Boy is presumably expected to improve further on the Flat but he'll need to in this company off a 10lb higher mark having made all at Carlisle last time. Genuine soft ground may prove a hindrance to the progressive Franciscan, who scored at York in May, and Salisbury winner Quiz Mistress was well beaten the last time she raced in this grade. Cry Fury is another upped in class but Easy Terms has won six of her last seven starts and looks to have every chance having scored in similar company at York last time. Parlour Games won three times last year and the Godolphin colt is another with claims but a chance is taken on top weight ALLIED POWERS. He was winning a Group 3 race at Longchamp as recently as May and, back in handicap company here for the first time since 2009 with a 7lb claimer helping his cause, Michael Bell's charge could go very close at a big price though course specialist Number Theory can't be discounted.
Allied Powers (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Held up behind, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 21l behind Sea Moon (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Parlour Games 6-1 (8-11) In touch, headway to chase winner over 2f out until over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 8l behind Electrolyser (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gs in Apr.
Dreamspeed (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) In touch, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 6, 13l behind Hawaafez (8-7) at Newbury 1m 5f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gs in May.
Easy Terms 14-1 (8-10) Held up, closing when not clear run 3f out and lost momentum, soon switched right, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, held on, won at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May beating High Office (8-6) by shd, 15 ran.
Hurricane Higgins (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden along 5f out, weakened over 3f out, well beaten when ridden and hung badly right 2f out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Qahriman (9-0) at York 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Cry Fury 8-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, hung left inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Gatewood (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Kiama Bay (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 16, 34l behind Ile De Re (8-11) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in May.
Hillview Boy (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Navajo Chief (10-0) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
War Poet 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 13, 10l behind Area Fifty One (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Tmaam (USA) 2-1fav (9-4) Held up in 6th place, headway on outside 3f out, stayed on one pace inside final furlong to dead heat for 2nd post, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Lady Rosamunde (8-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Number Theory 7-2fav (9-0) In mid-division unti shuffled back on inside and towards rear halfway, headway on inside 3f out, chased leader over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jun beating Tmaam (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Franciscan 7-2fav (9-6) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, hard ridden entering final furlong, stayed on strongly to lead close home, won at York 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May beating Eltheeb (8-13) by hd, 16 ran.
Lexi's Boy (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Chased leader, led after 2f, brought field to near side in straight, driven and stayed on strongly final 2f, won at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun beating Rio's Rosanna (9-9) by 1 3/4l, 17 ran.
Quiz Mistress 7-2fav (9-6) Held up off the pace towards rear, headway and switched sharply left inside final 3f, led and edging right from 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, eased close home, won at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun beating Dubai Glory (8-12) by 3l, 10 ran.
Deauville Flyer 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 4f out, ridden and one pace when not much room over 2f out, no impression after, 6th of 12, 15l behind Qahriman (9-0) at York 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Tepmokea (IRE) 5-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Reem Star (8-8) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Becausewecan (USA) 16-1 (9-9) Prominent, led over 8f out until 8f out, chased winner until pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 13l behind Vasily (9-5) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.