Godolphin won this last year and though Special Boy will appreciate today's extra distance, he was still a disappointing favourite at Haydock on his debut. ICENI GIRL is also bred to improve over today's trip. She finished fourth over 6f at Goodwood last month and can only be a speculative selection here given we're guessing at the ability of some potentially smart newcomers. Those include Poetic Lord, a half-brother to six winners including the useful Millennium Force, and his stablemate Endowing with Ryan Moore on board. John Lightbody is related to a Listed winner and Goldoni is a half-brother to dual winner Gunner Lindley, but Captain Cardington may need a longer trip to show his best.
Captain Cardington (IRE) Strategic Prince colt out of Alkaffeyeh.
Endowing (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Brazilian Samba.
Goldoni (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Lasso.
John Lightbody Teofilo colt out of Patacake Patacake.
Poetic Lord Byron colt out of Jumairah Sun.
Polydamos Nayef colt out of Spotlight.
Red Czar (IRE) Red Clubs colt out of La Grande Zoa.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden and effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Samminder (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Special Boy (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 19l behind Mabroor (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Iceni Girl 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, edged right and stayed on inside final furlong, not able to trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Glee (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in May.
Midnight Bahia (IRE) Refuse To Bend filly out of Midnight Partner.