Mac's Power may be using this Listed contest as a prep race for next month's Ayr Gold Cup and faces a stiff task at the weights against MONSIEUR CHEVALIER. The latter hasn't won since his two-year-old days and only beat one home in the July Cup over C&D last month. But his earlier second behind Society Rock in the Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot is head and shoulders above anything achieved by his rivals and a return to that form would see him comfortably home in front here. Kempton winner Capone is only a handicapper, while Prime Defender tends to find this company too hot to handle nowadays. Royal Rock is capable of sneaking into a place at generous odds, however, while Swiss Dream is probably the pick of the three-year-olds and was taken off her feet over 5f at Deauville last time.
Capone (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) In touch on inside, effort towards inside over 2f out, headway between horses to lead over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Another Try (9-6) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Mac's Power (IRE) 13-2fav (9-3) Raced far side, held up in rear, good headway and squeezed through 2f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well but unable to reach winner, 3rd of 27, 2 3/4l behind Hoof It (10-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, hard ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 16, 12l behind Dream Ahead (8-13) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jul.
Prime Defender 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, keeping on same when hampered inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Desert Law (8-13) at Bath 6f cond Stakes (2) gf.
Royal Rock 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 9l behind Deacon Blues (9-3) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Son of The Cat (USA) 18-1 (9-9) Raced far side, held up, headway over 2f out, led on far rail and overall well over 1f out, ran on well, won at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul beating Confessional (9-10) by 1 3/4l, 25 ran.
Cinderkamp 9-2fav (8-6) Switched left soon after start, held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, no impression near finish, 3rd of 19, 1 1/2l behind Swiss Dream (8-10) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Cochabamba (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Went left start, led, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 10l behind Theyskens' Theory (8-12) at Sandown 1m fll lst stks (1) sft.
Swiss Dream (8-8) 8th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Lisselan Diva (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 5f stk gd.