Remote made giant strides in the first half of last season and stayed on strongly to land the Group 3 Tercentary Stakes at Royal Ascot a little under a year ago. But something must have gone amiss thereafter as this will be his first start since. That lack of activity might have opened the door for TWO FOR TWO here. From a stable in terrific form, the six-year-old looked to be on the way back at Ripon last month and has been dropped a couple of pounds since. The Rectifier won at Kempton in February and followed up with a good third at Haydock. He can't be ignored while Fort Bastion was just beaten at York after landing the Thirsk Hunt Cup. Artigiano was a smart two-year-old but has had a break since well beaten at Meydan in February.
Remote 9-4fav (9-0) In touch, switched left to challenge over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Royal Ascot 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun '13 beating Shikarpour (9-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Artigiano (USA) 10-1 (8-13) 15th of 16, 33l behind Prince Bishop (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Feb.
The Rectifier (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Yourartisonfire (7-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Two For Two (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up in last trio, pushed along 3f out, headway on outside well over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 4th last 100 yards, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 12, 6l behind Capo Rosso (8-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Fort Bastion (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, shd behind Navajo Chief (9-0) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Graphic (9-4) at Nottingham 1m (2) sft in Nov.
Balty Boys (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Led for 2f, chased winner, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Dutch Rose (9-2) at York 7f (2) gs in May.