Havana Gold won this for Richard Hannon a year ago, beating an odds-on stablemate, so the fact that Richard Hughes has rejected the once-raced Munjally for the newcomer Musical Comedy may not be too significant as Frankie Dettori partners the former. Jallota finished in front of Munjally at York though he'd already had a run under his belt at Newbury when he was a short-head behind GM HOPKINS in the race won by Championship. John Gosden's colt might have won that day but for missing the break and finding trouble in-running and compensation awaits. There are also several beautifully-bred entrants, in particular Stalactite who is by Teofilo and the first foal of a winning mare from a classic family.
Aspenbreeze Champs Elysees colt out of Llanito.
Bow Creek (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Beneventa.
Brown Sugar Tamayuz colt out of Lady Livius.
Chainsaw Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Roodeye.
Gm Hopkins 9-1 (9-3) Dwelt, niggled along in last, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, going on close home, better for race, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Championship (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Jallota 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, led after 1f, headed 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Astaire (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gd in May.
L'importante New Approach colt out of L'indiscreta.
Munjally 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 15, 5l behind Astaire (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gd in May.
Musical Comedy Royal Applause colt out of Spinning Top.
Red Oasis 6-1 (8-12) Went right start, always in rear, 8th of 10, 7l behind Thewandaofu (8-9) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.
Speculative Bid (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Mid-division, closed over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Championship (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Speedfiend Bahamian Bounty colt out of Vive Les Rouges.
Stalactite (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Stairway To Glory.
Zarwaan Dutch Art colt out of Develyn.
Ifrika Iffraaj filly out of Poyle Caitlin.
Primrose Posy Byron filly out of Manuka Too.