Amana registered both of last month's victories on faster ground and she's now 8lb higher than when scoring at Newbury, while Lord Theo's recent wins have been on the Polytrack and he was tailed off at Newmarket last time. Lang Shining is not the force of old judged on his recent defeats in claimers and the vote goes to ROCK THE STARS. This looks less competitive than the race he won over C&D in May and he gets one of the more accomplished apprentices on board today in Daryl Byrne.
Rock The Stars (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 13l behind Easy Terms (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Lang Shining (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 3rd over 1f out, never dangerous, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Troopingthecolour (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f clm stks (5) gs.
Amana (USA) 4-1fav (9-1) Raced wide close up, badly hampered 2f out, not recover, 6th of 9, 9l behind Hawaana (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp (5) gs.
Lord Theo 12-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden and hung right to stands side rail inside final 4f, soon beaten, tailed off, last of 11, 38l behind Ellemujie (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Penchesco (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, soon beaten, 5th of 8, 12l behind Sasheen (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Diddums 17-2 (8-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, never a factor, 8th of 9, 9l behind Phluke (8-10) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Gallego 25-1 (8-11) Steadied start, raced wide, held up last, headway on wide outside halfway, wide straight, soon ridden and weakened, last of 9, 21l behind Ice Nelly (8-9) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Croix Rouge (USA) 15-2 (8-5) Took keen hold towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, soon hampered, no impression, 7th of 9, 7l behind Foreign King (8-9) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.