The handicapper has left SHABIB alone following his Folkestone win last time and he is fancied to win again at the main expense of Baariq and Invincible Isle. Given a break of 87 days since his last run (a comprehensive win at Folkestone), the selection's previous second to Secret Society at Lingfield in April reads very well with that horse going on to win a heritage handicap off a mark of 96 since. He handled this course fine on his debut and with more improvement to come he should take all the beating. Mabait is ridden by Ryan Moore for the first time today; this son of Kyllachy was well-fancied last time out at Folkestone but failed to fire and the feeling is that there is more to come although he does have stamina to prove. Wannabe King has some solid form to his name, and he has shown that he handles any ground; the best piece of form that he has produced is arguably his second to Makaamen at Newbury in April. Baariq flopped last time out at the track; he is dropped back to seven furlongs which looks sure to suit but he arguably needs to settle better if he is to last home over any trip. Duke's Art and Invincible Isle come here on the back of maiden wins, and of the pair it is the Henry Cecil-trained Invincible Isle who has the more taking profile and she is open to lots of improvement. New Leyf steps up in trip, as does Summers Target who has flopped over this distance before. Chocolicious has been in good form in lesser company but she will find this tougher, as will Capo Regime and The Scorching Wind who was gambled on last time. Kheskianto is another consistent filly who cannot be overlooked, despite a record of 1 win from 17 starts, however it is Shabib who looks home and hosed.
Wannabe King 13-2 (8-9) Held up, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 12, 5l behind Exceptional Art (9-1) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in May.
Shabib (USA) 2-5fav (8-13) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, soon clear unchallenged, won at Folkestone 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr beating Dice (8-13) by 5l, 10 ran.
Mabait 7-2fav (9-0) Behind far side, some late progress, never a danger, 7th of 12, 8l behind Zowington (8-11) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Baariq 8-1 (8-5) Pulled hard, narrow lead until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 16l behind Photographic (8-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp (2) gf in May.
Invincible Isle (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Hightime Heroine (8-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Dukes Art 14-1 (9-3) Raced centre, tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, driven to lead final 100 yards, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf beating Primaeval (9-3) by nk, 8 ran.
New Leyf (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Went right start, chased leaders 4f, 9th of 10, 11l behind Ben's Dream (8-5) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Summers Target (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, switched left to chase leaders and faded final furlong, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Maverin (9-3) at Windsor 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Chocolicious (IRE) 7-2 (8-6) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, stayed on, won at Leicester 6f 3yo clm (6) gf in May beating Billy Beetroot (8-4) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Capo Regime 12-1 (9-5) Raced very awkwardly, in rear, headway and switched right over 2f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, giving rider little help, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Piazza San Pietro (9-0) at Chepstow 7f 3yo sll (6) gf.
The Scorching Wind (IRE) 6-5fav (8-10) In touch, led 2f out, ran on final furlong, won at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Bobs Dreamflight (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Kheskianto (IRE) 9-1 (7-10) Held up,headway on inner 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Desire To Excel (9-3) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) In touch, effort 2f out, soon ridden, kept on, not pace to challenge over 1f out, 4th of 13, 10l behind Love Pegasus (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.