PLANTEUR hasn't raced since finishing runner-up in the Group 1 Prix D'Ispahan at Longchamp in May. But he goes well fresh and will be a short-price to land this as a prep for upcoming engagements in the respective Champion Stakes at Leopardstown and Ascot. The battle for second should prove more competitive and Chil The Kite is just preferred to Al Waab as the former has been competing in Group 1 company of late while Quick Wit could also get involved in a scramble for the places. The remainder are useful handicappers but will do well to figure in this.
Area Fifty One 25-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind David Livingston (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Chil The Kite 16-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 5l behind Declaration Of War (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Planteur (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Maxios (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 1f 3yo Grp 1 (1) sft in May.
Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division on outside, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 8l behind Mont Ras (8-10) at York 1m hcp (2) gf.
Quick Wit 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, outpaced final 3f, 7th of 8, 9l behind David Livingston (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Vasily 14-1 (9-0) Led, headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 4l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Al Waab (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon edged right, headed inside final furlong, kept on, well held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Royal Empire (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Hold The Line (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden over 1f out and no extra inside final furlong, weakened, 9th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Royal Blue Star (9-4) at Cork 1m Listed stks (1) gd.