Monsieur Chevalier should find this easier than last week's Queen Anne Stakes and REX IMPERATOR, Poole Harbour and Palace Moon all ran in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot with William Haggas' charge faring best in sixth. He was noted staying on strongly after being forced to switch positions on several occasions and could gain compensation here, despite racing off a 3lb higher mark. Picabo has proved very consistent in handicaps and should be thereabouts again while Tropics only narrowed failed to follow an earlier course and distance win here at the start of the month. Out Do won very easily on his reappearance at Yarmouth but is taking on much better opposition now off a 10lb higher mark while UAE import Seachantach has plenty of weight on his UK debut, though has generally been campaigned at a higher level.
Seachantach (USA) 40-1 (9-4) 7th of 16, 5l behind Shea Shea (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 5f Listed stks (1) gd in Mar.
Rex Imperator 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division far side, came towards stands side over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 26, 5l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 11l behind Declaration Of War (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gd.
Palace Moon 33-1 (9-3) Behind far side, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, 25th of 26, 25l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.
Mac's Power (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway on inner over 2f out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Belgian Bill (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Oct.
Poole Harbour (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Led overall far side, headed 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, weakened final 100 yards, 15th of 26, 9l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.
Tropics (USA) 5-2fav (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right thereafter, headed close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Khubala (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Picabo (IRE) 13-2 (10-0) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Whozthecat (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Edge Closer 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 16, 16l behind Hallelujah (9-2) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Out Do 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, led on bit over 1f out, ran on, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Piazza San Pietro (9-6) by 3l, 10 ran.
Intransigent 9-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, not able to challenge, 6th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Nocturn (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Tioman Legend 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, 12th of 13, 23l behind Khubala (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Magic Secret 4-1fav (9-5) Raced keenly tracking leader, led approaching final furlong, soon ridden clear, eased close home, won at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct beating Jocasta Dawn (9-0) by 5l, 14 ran.
Baddilini 50-1 (9-5) Always in rear, last of 14, 16l behind Secret Art (8-8) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.