Both Able Master and Yair Hill drop down a grade but have something to prove off their current marks. Dubai Dynamo finished ahead of Frog Hollow last time and makes more appeal than stablemate Victoire De Lyphar as this is much tougher than the race the latter won at Doncaster recently. Fieldgunner Kirkup would go close if any rain arrives but there are doubts if today's shorter trip will suit Pacific Heights. GATEPOST hasn't won since 2011 but has tumbled down the weights as a consequence and it could be his turn to today as he takes a drop in class.
Able Master (IRE) 9-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, stayed on well to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Sennockian Star (8-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Yair Hill (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Chased leaders far side, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened and behind, 26th of 27, 22l behind Lightning Cloud (8-13) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Dubai Dynamo 11-2 (9-11) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Sennockian Star (8-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Laffan (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, switched right and losing place when not much room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 13, 9l behind Ashaadd (8-13) at Haydock 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Pacific Heights (IRE) 11-2fav (9-3) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 1f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Silvery Moon (9-7) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 12-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 11l behind Alejandro (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Gatepost (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, effort and every chance over 2f out to over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 11, 8l behind Diescentric (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Frog Hollow 3-1fav (9-10) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Sennockian Star (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Illustrious Prince (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Ortac Rock (IRE) 13-8 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5f out, led over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, in command close home, won at Epsom Downs 7f clm stks (5) gf beating Polar Kite (9-6) by nk, 4 ran.