Sirvino is 7lb higher than when winning this last year while Figaro has only been entered as a precaution in case his first preference, the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle is abandoned. Williiam Haggas's Goodwood winner would have strong claims if taking his chance, however, and it would be no surprise to see Rock A Doodle Doo in the firing-line after a pipe-opener behind Ithoughtitwasover last month. The latter's trainer, Mark Johnston, saddles Becausewecan here. Robin Hoods Bay and Aldwick Bay could figure but VASILY clearly didn't handle the rain-softened ground at Newmarket last time and, in the hope that the storms have stayed away, gets the vote to make amends here.
Sirvino 12-1 (8-11) Held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never reached leaders and weakened 1f out, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Gatewood (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) sft.
A Boy Named Suzi 13-2 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead and edged left approaching final furlong, stayed on, caught last strides, 2nd of 13, hd behind Fiery Lad (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 4f out, short of room 3f out, kept on same pace and edged right inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 8l behind Ithoughtitwasover (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Warlu Way 20-1 (8-11) Switched left soon after start, held up towards rear, headway when not clear run 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 13th of 15, 11l behind Easy Terms (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Becausewecan (USA) 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 20, 10l behind Simenon (9-10) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.
Figaro 2-1fav (9-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Lady Rosamunde (8-11) by 2l, 9 ran.
Ramona Chase 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 6l behind Gatewood (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gd.
Vasily 9-1 (8-9) 13th of 15, 30l behind High Jinx (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Robin Hoods Bay 9-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, edged left and went 2nd entering fuinal 2f, no impression, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 20, 4l behind Danadana (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Aldwick Bay (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) In rear, soon tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, one pace and held in 4th, eased last 100 yards, 4th of 5, 14l behind Chain Of Events (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Rawaki (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway when not clearest of runs over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 7th of 20, 6l behind Danadana (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Borug (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in touch, not clear run on inside and lost place from over 4f out until 2f out, no impression after, 8th of 14, 7l behind Incendo (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.