Only one favourite has won this in the past 10 years but the penalised Whitecrest is in fine form, though wouldn't want the ground to get any quicker. Rebecca Romero has produced two cracking runs already this season including one over this course and distance. She was receiving a pound when beaten almost two lengths by Muhdiq at Lingfield in October and the latter caught the eye from a poor draw on his reappearance at Ascot. But he could again have been handed a better stalls position so the vote goes to ASIAN TRADER. William Haggas' charge hasn't had much experience due to a reported breathing problem but reappeared with a very impressive all-the-way victory over 6f at Bath and this stiff 5f should hold no terrors. Waseem Faris is invariably thereabouts but has only won twice in 29 starts and Ginzan has been beaten three times since raised 5lb for her victory at Bath.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders on outside, ridden to challenge and edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Blanc De Chine (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Rowe Park 5-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Monumental Man (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
West Coast Dream 9-2 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Church Music (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Gladiatrix 9-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Charlotte Rosina (9-7) at Kempton 6f fll hcp (4) pol in May.
Whitecrest 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, headway on outside 2f out, ridden to chase leader inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won going away, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May beating Dorback (9-2) by 1l, 7 ran.
O'Gorman 9-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear and well off the pace, headway towards outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 6l behind Nocturn (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Taurus Twins 22-1 (9-0) Led stands' side, headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Chester Aristocrat (8-10) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Solemn 12-1 (9-4) Off the pace in mid-division, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 14l behind Cheworee (9-4) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Muhdiq (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Switched left to race near side, held up, headway and switched right over 1f out, went 2nd in group inside final furlong and kept on, not pace of leaders far side, 11th of 25, 6l behind Gabbiano (8-13) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 2-1fav (9-9) In rear, progress halfway, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased leading pair inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Lucky Numbers (9-11) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Rebecca Romero 15-2 (8-12) Held up when short of room and bumped soon after start, in rear, switched left approaching final furlong, ran on strongly, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Sir Maximilian (9-7) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Alnoomaas (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Rider removed hood late slowly away, soon in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind See The Storm (8-4) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gd in May.
Asian Trader 7-2 (9-12) Made all, driven clear over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr beating Silverrica (8-10) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Ginzan 8-1 (9-0) Prominent on outside, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, ran on final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Bilash (8-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Dorback 7-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, no extra and headed towards finish, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Whitecrest (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Best Be Careful (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Chasing leaders when hampered after 1f, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Blanc De Chine (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.