Brown Panther beat higher rated rivals when landing last year's renewal but it was soft ground and he'd already had a run. He's facing different conditions today and MAIN SEQUENCE can take advantage. The latter has returned a losing favourite in both starts this season but his latest defeat by subsequent Royal Ascot runner-up Mukhadram now looks less of a disappointment and David Lanigan's charge can get his head back in front. Souviens Toi will need both of the principals to run below par if she's to figure after a fourth in a Group 3 at Haydock and the rest have even more to find on today's terms.
Brown Panther 3-1 (9-4) 8th of 9, 24l behind Les Beaufs (8-9) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 7f stk (1) gd in Oct.
Ed De Gas 28-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 25l behind Mijhaar (9-10) at Hamilton 1m 4f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.
Main Sequence (USA) 15-8fav (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden and 3 lengths to find over 1f out, flashed tail under pressure inside final furlong and closed steadily towards finish, never able to challenge, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Mukhadram (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Saptapadi (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Sir John Hawkwood (9-12) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Souviens Toi 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Moment In Time (8-12) at Haydock 1m 4f flls Grp 3 (1) gf.
Between Us 8-1 (9-6) Always prominent, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Swinging Sultan (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.