Leviathan won this a year ago from a 5lb higher mark and, though in poor form recently, don't be surprised by a much better effort. Vainglory, runner-up that day, has been going better and can make his presence felt as he's due a victory and Laura Pike gets on well with him. Trade Commissioner has only had three runs and appeared to pull too hard over 1m2f at Newmarket last time. His earlier victory was on fast ground and he's worth taking on under softer conditions. SHAMAAL NIBRAS is improving rapidly and though his three victories have been over shorter trips he was very impressive at Sandown last time and gets the vote to follow up.
Mawaakef (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) In touch, chased leaders 5f out, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and closed gradually final furlong, never going to get there, 2nd of 17, nk behind Highland Knight (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
George Guru 12-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Highland Colori (8-13) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Norse Blues 17-2 (8-13) Chased leaders until lost place 4f out, driven and hung left over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 5l behind Highland Knight (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Vainglory (USA) 18-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Swiftly Done (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Shifting Star (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4l behind Ducal (8-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Shavansky 16-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on far rail 3f out, not clear run and switched right over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 5th of 10, 6l behind John Louis (8-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Trade Commissioner (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Sweating, chased leading pair, ridden and edged left 2f out, soon oane pace and no impression over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 4l behind John Louis (8-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Shamaal Nibras (USA) 5-2 (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, shaken up and quickened to lead inside final furlong, pushed out, comfortably, won at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft beating Tartiflette (9-2) by 2l, 5 ran.
Leviathan 11-1 (9-3) Took keen hold in mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 17l behind Fennell Bay (8-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
First Post (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Chased leading pair, driven over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Postscript (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Uppercut 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division on outside, headway on outside 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind Sinfonico (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Fantasy Gladiator 25-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 13, 12l behind Fennell Bay (8-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Roserrow 12-1 (9-7) Led early, prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Curzon Line (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.