Dual Group 1 winner REGAL PARADE escapes a penalty for his superb victory in the Prix Maurice De Gheest at Deauville and his close second to Delegator in the Duke Of York Stakes is by far the best recent form on show here. Genki was over four lengths away at York and can have little prospect of reversing the form and though Doncaster Rover was just a short-head behind the selection at Haydock last month that was over 7f and he was behind Genki at Newmarket earlier. Rain Delayed was further behind at York and had done better over the minimum trip previously but it would be no surprise to see the useful handicapper Waffle run well as he steps up in grade, especially with further give in the ground. Winker Watson had a brilliant juvenile campaign but that was a long time ago and he hasn't run for two years.
Doncaster Rover (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind The Cheka (9-0) at Haydock 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Eton Rifles (IRE) 18-1 (8-8) Prominent far side group, led farside group 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on, no impression on stands side leaders, 5th of 21, 10l behind Sweet Lightning (9-4) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) gd in Apr.
Genki (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased far side leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 4l behind Society Rock (9-4) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) sft.
Rain Delayed (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear and keen, never a factor, 12th of 14, 11l behind Delegator (9-7) at York 6f Grp 2 (1) gd in May.
Regal Parade 7-4fav (9-0) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, hard ridden to challenge entering final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind The Cheka (9-0) at Haydock 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Secret Witness 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 3l behind Swiss Cross (9-0) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Waffle (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear far side group, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 25, nk behind Deacon Blues (8-13) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) sft.
Winker Watson 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Imbongi (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun '09.