Plenty with claims in this including Firmdecisions, a winner at Goodwood before finding life tough in better company at Epsom last time. Benoni is up 4lb for his win at Sandown but that may not be enough to prevent another bold bid while Skytrain is another dropping back down to a more suitable level and he's not out of this. SECRET BEAU went close on his seasonal debut at Kempton and, given he's one of the least exposed in this contest, Ralph Beckett's charge gets the vote to find the small improvement needed to come out best.
Dance With Dragons (IRE) 9-2fav (8-10) In touch towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Azrur (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Vallarta (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 9, 11l behind Ashaadd (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Firmdecisions (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Went right start raced wide held up, headway over 1f out, kept on to go 4th inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 8l behind Heaven's Guest (8-7) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Skytrain 20-1 (8-4) Tracked leader until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 11l behind Secret Art (8-8) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Aye Aye Skipper (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened approaching final 2f, eased inside final furlong, last of 9, 20l behind Labienus (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Secret Beau 25-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 5f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not too keen on going past and held in closing stages, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Great Demeanor (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo stks 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Benoni 7-2fav (9-2) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon switched left, headway entering final furlong, edged right and led towards finish, won at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Magical Rose (9-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Admiralofthesea (USA) 4-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Levi Draper (9-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.