MEEZAAN is the chosen one here and John Gosden's colt can see off Dafeef and Oasis Dancer in quite a competitive little heat. Although well-held in the Jersey Stakes last time, the selection is a major player judging by his four-length fifth to Lope De Vega in the French 2000 Guineas. He won a handicap here in April on his reappearance and with the ground in his favour he must go close. Jira has plenty to prove but this well-related filly could be sparked into life by blinkers whilst Hanson'd gives he impression that better is to come and has been given a break since flopping at Newmarket. Ryan Moore comes in for the ride and he should improve on this third run of the year. Dafeef was fairly readily brushed aside by Yaa Wayl in a fairly farcical conditions race here last time and it would be no surprise to see him go close if settling better today. Rodrigo De Torres holds Meezaan on their run at Doncaster in May but then finished behind him at Ascot. He certainly has the talent to feature, whilst Oasis Dancer looks a huge danger. He beat subsequent Silver Bowl winner Balducci at Newmarket in May before being pitched into the deep end in the Irish 2000 Guineas. He never looked like featuring there but this drop in grade makes him of interest. However he has something to find with the selection on their run here in April and so we are happy to plump for Meezaan as the nomination.
Rodrigo De Torres 14-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, soon close up, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 13l behind Rainfall (8-12) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Oasis Dancer 16-1 (9-0) Prominent and disputed, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, kept on, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 17l behind Canford Cliffs (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Beauchamp Yorker 20-1 (9-3) Made virtually all, ridden and strongly pressed throughout final furlong, stayed on gamely and found extra near finish, won at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep beating Mufarrh (9-3) by hd, 15 ran.
Dafeef 5-4 (8-5) Awkward leaving stalls, hung left throughout, held up last, headway on outside to chase winner 2f out, every chance until hung left and and outbattled final 100 yards, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Yaa Wayl (8-6) at Newbury 7f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Hanson'd (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Took keen hold, soon tracked leaders on outside, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 14l behind Red Jazz (9-6) at Newmarket 7f fll hcp (0-75) (1) in Apr.
Meezaan (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Rainfall (8-12) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Jira 33-1 (8-8) Chased leader until well,over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Antara (9-9) at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Jun.