A win for Sircozy would be further reward for his consistency, but he has yet to prove that he is as good on turf and we will tentatively side with PARC DES PRINCES, while Lunar Limelight and Lucayan Dancer can get involved. The last-named was awarded a similar Newmarket contest in the stewards' room and has gone up 4lbs as a result. He stays up to 1m 4f and loves fast ground, but he has not won off this mark in a handicap for a long time and is worth opposing today. Lunar Limelight has leading amateur Simon Walker up, and he is 5lbs higher than his best winning mark. This trip will suit, though he has yet to make the frame on turf and in that respect backing him comes with risks. The same goes for Sircozy, who clearly thrives on the Polytrack, and Gary Moore's charge still has a bit to prove on the green stuff when we check out his CV, so Parc Des Princes gets the nod. A positive is the form of Andrew Balding's string, while the first-time visor may also help his cause, and from a mark of 67 he should at the very least be competitive, though we hope that he can win. Jonathan Doidge.
Black Coffee 11-10fav (9-4) Settled behind leaders, ridden and outpaced in 6th 3f out, moderate 4th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Amana (8-11) at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Sircozy (IRE) 10-11fav (8-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway and every chance from over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 8, shd behind Quinsman (8-9) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Lucayan Dancer 17-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, ridden and headed 1f out, still every chance when bumped and pushed left inside final furlong, ran on, just held (awarded race), won at Newmarket 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in May, 9 ran.
Bavarica 6-1 (11-4) In touch, ridden and chance 2f out, kept on, not pace to challenge, 4th of 9, 4l behind Lucayan Dancer (10-9) at Newmarket 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in May.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden 3f out, switched left and ran on towards finish to go 4th, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Scamperdale (8-10) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Gordon Road (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up, not trouble leaders, 8th of 12, 8l behind Buddy Holly (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Cupid's Glory 3-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sedgwick (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Parc des Princes (USA) 15-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 12, 16l behind Ghufa (8-2) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Megalala (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Led, headed over 5f out, led again 2f out, stayed on, won at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd beating Fifty Cents (10-1) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Prince Golan (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Held up, headway over 3f out, led 1f out, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, just prevailed (diqualified and placed 3rd), in a race won by Lucayan Dancer (10-9) at Newmarket 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in May, 9 ran.
Altimatum (USA) 33-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 13, 6l behind Tilapia (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lunar Limelight 11-4fav (8-12) Held up in touch, lost place over 2f out, 12th of 13, 43l behind Beaubrav (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Alfredtheordinary 13-2 (9-2) Jockey removed hood late, very slowly away, in rear and keen, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sports Casual (8-0) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Lucy's Perfect 10-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, outpaced 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Sunny Future (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in May.
Django Reinhardt 14-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon switched left, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Megalala (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd.
Hatch A Plan (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, weakened over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 10, 14l behind Sunny Future (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in May.