INDIAN TRAIL heads the short-list from Kay Two and Blue Jack. Kay Two is 3lbs higher than when successful last year but his talented apprentice is able to claim 5lbs. He wasn't at his best when behind three of today's rivals at Sandown (Canadian Danehill, The Jobber and Tony The Tap) but it wouldn't be a great surprise to see him bounce back.Canadian Danehill has failed to win in eight visits to the July Course but gets on well with Dettori who has been aboard for four of the gelding's fifteen career wins. He has an all-weather victory from this mark to his name but was held from this perch in last year's renewal. The Jobber only beat two home a year ago but Ebraam ran a blinder to be third and is 9lbs lower now having struggled of late. Flash McGahon is well treated on his Irish form and may well be able to step up on the form that he's shown in two starts for his current yard but they appear to have a stronger candidate in Indian Trail. He had gone around eighteen months without winning prior to his victory at Epsom but he was 20lbs lower as a result and is still well treated. He struggled to come from off the pace at York prior to winning the race on his side at Newcastle. He appears to be at the top of his game and should be finishing fast and late. Blue Jack has benefited from the fitting of blinkers and was unarguably impressive at Windsor but it may not pay to get too carried away with that performance. Danetime Lily is of interest for a trainer that has enjoyed success on these shores this season whilst Green Beret is unexposed and could have more to offer. It's been five years since Dandy Nicholls reeled off the last of a hat-trick of wins in this race but he could be back in the winner's enclosure with Indian Trail.
Biniou (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, hard driven to lead near line, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May beating Captain Dunne (8-13) by nk, 8 ran.
Canadian Danehill (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on far rail, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on well, won at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating The Jobber (9-1) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Tabaret 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders stands side, ridden over 2f out, one pace under pressure, 6th of 16, 9l behind Pavershooz (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Angus Newz 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 4th 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Benbaun (9-5) at Curragh 5f Grp 3 gf in Jun.
Green Beret (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, chased winner approaching final furlong, ridden and unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind La Zamora (8-6) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Flash McGahon (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride and behind, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 15l behind Johannes (8-12) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Tony The Tap 33-1 (9-5) Slowly away, behind, pushed along halfway, made some headway final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Canadian Danehill (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Little Pete (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, no headway, hanging left over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 9l behind Tamagin (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Indian Trail 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders far side, stayed on to lead group inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 16, 6l behind Pavershooz (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Kay Two (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on outer, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 8l behind Canadian Danehill (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Blue Jack 5-1 (9-9) Held up in mid-division, smooth headway from 2f out, soon challenging, led 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Memphis Man (8-11) by 4l, 10 ran.
Ebraam (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Raced centre, behind, some late headway, never nearer, 8th of 10, 10l behind Jimmy Styles (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
The Jobber (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, headway when switched to far rail and not clear run over 1f out, soon switched left, ran on to chase winner final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Canadian Danehill (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Rothesay Dancer 11-4 (9-7) In rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Speedy Senorita (8-11) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Sands Crooner (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Tracked leader, every chance approaching final furlong, no extra and held when not much room near finish, 4th of 9, 2l behind Baybshambles (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Danetime Lily (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Prominent, disputed lead halfway, headed over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Just For Mary (8-5) at Curragh 5f hcp 0-90 sft in Jun.
Namir (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Towards rear and outpaced, last of 6, 6l behind Fol Hollow (9-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Magical Speedfit (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Soon off the pace towards rear, effort on far rail 3f out, not much room 2f out, keeping on one pace when not clear run and eased final 100 yards, 7th of 10, 6l behind Blue Jack (9-9) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.