Sir Michael Stoute won this with Workforce last year and CARLTON HOUSE has a similar profile though, of course, he didn't win the Derby. The Queen's colt made a successful reappearance last season in the Dante before his placed effort at Epsom and though beaten again in the Irish Derby that level of form is far superior to that of tonight's rivals. Colombian has fitness on his side having landed the Group 3 Gordon Richards Stakes over the C&D last month though that was on heavy ground and he has a penalty as a consequence. Hunter's Light disappointed in the Group 3 Huxley Stakes at Chester so the main threat could come from the mare I'm A Dreamer, who very nearly snatched the Grade 1 EP Taylor Stakes at Woodbine in October and made a pleasing reappearance behind Izzi Top at York.
Colombian (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, joined leader over 2f out, led just inside final furlong, edged right and stayed on towards finish, won at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Apr beating Poet (9-0) by 3l, 6 ran.
Carlton House (USA) 5-4fav (9-0) Settled in 6th, headway to go 4th entering straight, soon ridden along, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Treasure Beach (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Hunter's Light (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Held up in touch in rear, short lived effort 2f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Marcret (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft.
Sagramor 14-1 (9-1) Always in rear, eased over 1f out, last of 32, 21l behind Prince Of Johanne (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
I'm A Dreamer (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Izzi Top (8-12) at York 1m 2f fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd.
Sos Brillante (CHI) 100-1 (8-7) Chased leader until 5f out, chased leaders until weakened over 3f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 6, 40l behind Jet Away (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 2f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd.