Arab League may be flattered by the margin of his Salisbury win and looks to have plenty to do off 13lbs higher in a race taken to go to MAXIM GORKY. Sir Michael Stoute's well-bred son of Montjeu made a promising start to his career when winning an ordinary maiden at Leicester. He went on to struggle in a couple of strong handicaps but the 65-day break he's had since suggests there may have been something amiss, so with his ability to go well fresh proven and softer ground likely he makes plenty of appeal. Precision Break improved for the fitting of a tongue-tie at Chester and could progress again, Plymouth Rock looked to be found out by a lack of stamina over two miles last time and should do better here having missed a York engagement while Kid Charlemagne is hard to predict and Lethal Glaze disappointed last time. Both Hevelius and Akbabend have missed what appear easier opportunities and may once again struggle to pass the post first.
Precision Break (USA) 20-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, under pressure over 3f out, stayed on to chase leaders well over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 12, 4l behind Lady Eclair (8-12) at Chester 1m 5f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs.
Kid Charlemagne (IRE) 80-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 5f out, left disputing 3rd over 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out until inside final 3f, soon hung right and weakened, 6th of 10, 15l behind Illustrious Blue (9-7) at Goodwood 2m Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Lethal Glaze (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, driven to challenge over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 48l behind Lady Eclair (8-12) at Chester 1m 5f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs.
Plymouth Rock (IRE) 7-2fav (9-12) Dwelt, held up, headway over 3f out, led and hung left 2f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind My Arch (9-9) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Wells Lyrical (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, ridden 5f out, weakened 3f out, 9th of 11, 30l behind My Arch (9-9) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Hevelius 11-2 (9-11) Held up, always behind, 8th of 10, 25l behind Bernie The Bolt (9-13) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Ocean's Minstrel 6-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Wicked Daze (8-10) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Akbabend 7-2 (10-0) Led 1f, tracked leader, led 3f out, driven along and hung left from over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no chance with winner, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Crocus Rose (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Arab League (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Chased leader and clear of rest, led 3f out, ridden clear inside final 2f, ran on well, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Lombok (9-10) by 9l, 13 ran.
Hollins 11-2 (8-8) In touch, outpaced 4f out, kept on same pace under pressure, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 13l behind Hawk Mountain (8-7) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Maxim Gorky (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Took keen hold early, settled tracking leading trio, effort and pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 13l behind Vulcanite (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.