Red Jazz is the highest rated but has had plenty of attempts at winning over a mile before without success. By contrast, French Navy is better over a longer trip and Quick Wit makes more appeal over today's distance as Saeed Bin Suroor has won the last two renewals. There are doubts about Trade Commissioner on today's going while it's hard to assess the form of Norwegian Listed winner Entangle and Godolphin's third runner Swedish Sailor, well beaten on his reappearance at Doncaster. Fire Ship is stepping up from handicap company and a chance is taken that I LOVE ME bounces back to the same sort of form that saw her finish fourth to Immortal Verse in last year's Group 1 Coronation Stakes.
Red Jazz (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 3f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Fulbright (9-1) at Newmarket 7f Grp 2 (1) gs in Oct.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 17-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged right and kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 9, 6l behind Eton Forever (9-0) at Redcar 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Oct.
French Navy 6-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, in touch until settled towards rear after 3f, switched outside and headway over 3f out, effort 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 10l behind Mull Of Killough (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Quick Wit 10-1 (9-3) Held up in touch on outside, driven and outpaced 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, last of 12, 32l behind Mull Of Killough (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Trade Commissioner (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway and effort 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Mull Of Killough (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Entangle (9-4) won at Taby(SWE) 1m Listed stks gd in Oct, 0 ran.
Fire Ship 2-1fav (9-5) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, slightly hampered approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Oct beating Ardmay (8-12) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Swedish Sailor 5-2 (8-9) Tracked winner and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 11l behind Proud Chieftain (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f cond stks (2) gd in Sep.
Diverting 20-1 (8-12) Raced far side held up, headway 3f out, ridden to lead far side group approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Hippy Hippy Shake (9-1) at Newmarket 1m fll hcp (2) sft in Oct.
I Love Me 15-2 (8-9) Held up, headway over 5f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression on leaders, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Pearl Mix (8-10) at Kempton 1m stks (3yo+) (4) pol in Sep.
Mia Madonna 9-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (5) gf in May beating What's The Point (9-7) by nk, 12 ran.
Mrs Greeley 50-1 (8-13) Behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Intense Pink (8-11) at Ascot 7f fll lst stks (1) sft in Oct.