Pearl Ice had looked highly progressive prior to a poor run at Newmarket and should be capable of bouncing back while Lexi's Hero is better than he showed at York last time. Zero Money may need this but Roger Charlton also saddles the three-year-old Rex Imperator, who will strip fitter for his run in a Listed race at Sandown. The consistent KING OF JAZZ has twice finished ahead of Joe Packet this year and was drawn on the unfavoured stands side in the Wokingham at Ascot last week. He's closely matched with Lui Rei on that run but can come out on top today and gain a deserved win. Shropshire has ability but doesn't always show it and the hood is back on again today.
Lui Rei (ITY) 25-1 (8-11) Raced stands' side, dwelt, always behind, 17th of 28, 7l behind Dandy Boy (9-8) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gd.
Pearl Ice 6-4fav (9-4) Held up in mid-division, ridden and beaten 2f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Mirza (9-6) at Newmarket 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 18, 4l behind Dancing Freddy (8-10) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Zero Money (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) 10th of 11, 7l behind Addictive Dream (8-10) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp gd in Jan.
King Of Jazz (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Raced stands' side, always behind, 21st of 28, 9l behind Dandy Boy (9-8) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gd.
Joe Packet 66-1 (9-0) Raced far side, tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon headed and weakened, 26th of 28, 12l behind Dandy Boy (9-8) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gd.
Swiss Cross 10-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 6l behind Damika (8-6) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Shropshire (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) 7th of 10, 6l behind Mirza (9-6) at Newmarket 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Piazza San Pietro 10-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, effort and headway over 1f out, soon not much room, no danger after, 8th of 11, 6l behind Damika (8-6) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Lutine Bell 8-1 (8-13) Steadied in rear, headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 15, 6l behind Palace Moon (9-7) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Vocational (USA) 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led after 2f, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 10l behind Hallelujah (9-3) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Rex Imperator 14-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up last, outpaced halfway, plugged on inside final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 6, 4l behind Pearl Secret (8-13) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft.
Kakatosi 9-1 (9-0) Soon led and raced keenly, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 12l behind Primaeval (8-13) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Nasri 11-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 14th of 16, 6l behind Bajan Tryst (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Ajjaadd (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 7th of 16, 4l behind Move In Time (8-12) at Ascot 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Oct.
Barnet Fair 7-1 (9-3) In rear, headway on outside over 1f out, never able to trouble leaders, 7th of 16, 2 1/4l behind Bajan Tryst (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gs.