Picabo is steadily coming back to her best and was placed over 5f at Sandown last time with Ray Of Joy a length behind. The Guru Of Gloom ran his best race of the season when third at Epsom though he's done all his winning over longer trips while Piscean and Five Star Junior have both slipped down to winning marks if rediscovering their best form. Soap Wars is good enough to figure if fully tuned-up on his reappearance but the vote goes to KUANYAO, third over C&D last month with Sunday's subsequent Ascot winner Nassau Storm just ahead. Peter Makin's charge can get his head back in front off his current mark.
Soap Wars 8-1 (9-7) Keen tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Shifting Star (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Prime Exhibit 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out to chase leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Memory Cloth (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 105 (2) hvy in Jun.
Piscean (USA) 10-1 (9-9) Behind, never a factor, 9th of 11, 12l behind Poole Harbour (9-3) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Five Star Junior (USA) 9-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden and effort over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 11, 9l behind Head Space (9-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Kuanyao (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 2f out, led again well over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Hezmah (9-11) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Ray of Joy 10-1 (9-8) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Jarrow (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Klynch (10-3) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Picabo (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Raced far side, slowly into stride, behind, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to 2nd overall final 100 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Jarrow (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Beach Candy (IRE) 100-1 (8-0) Went right start, in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 5, 5l behind Elusivity (8-9) at Newmarket 5f cond Stakes (3) sft.