Rain is forecast but the going is still likely to be quick. BORDERLESCOTT is comfortably the pick on official ratings and, as he escapes a penalty for last July's Group 2 King George Stakes victory at Goodwood, is difficult to oppose. Group Therapy, who was just half-a-length behind that day, re-opposes on the same terms and must be a threat while Hamish McGonagall loves this fast track and showed himself in good form with a fine effort behind Invincible Ash at the Curragh. Masamah was conceding 7lb to Doctor Parkes when successful over the C&D in May and could prove best of the remainder, though Amour Propre is one to keep an eye on after a long absence.
Amour Propre 12-1 (9-0) Close up on near side, ridden over 1f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 12th of 15, 6l behind Borderlescott (9-0) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul '10.
Borderlescott 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along 2f out, led 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 2l behind Sole Power (9-4) at Haydock 5f Grp 2 (1) gf in May.
Burning Thread (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Chased leader until entering final 2f, soon weakened, last of 10, 13l behind Night Carnation (8-9) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Doctor Parkes 11-4fav (9-9) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Burning Thread (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Fitz Flyer (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Led main group in centre, ridden, edged left and headed 1f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind High Standing (8-11) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Group Therapy 20-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, never a factor, 14th of 19, 7l behind Prohibit (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Hamish McGonagall 11-4 (9-7) Always prominent, disputed before halfway, led 2f out, kept on under pressure, headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Invincible Ash (9-4) at Curragh 5f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Masamah (IRE) 9-2fav (9-9) Slowly into stride, towards rar, headway in centre over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 8th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Captain Dunne (9-10) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Mister Hughie (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Switch to race stand side after 1f, towards rear, never dangerous, weakened over 2f out, 24th of 25, 27l behind Deacon Blues (8-13) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) sft in Jun.
Rain Delayed (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 12l behind Genki (9-3) at Newcastle 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Jun.
Tax Free (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead well over 1f out, soon under pressure, just held on, driven out, won at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (4) gf in Jun beating Singeur (9-4) by nk, 4 ran.
Golden Destiny (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Towards rear, effort and weakened 2f out, 15th of 16, 27l behind Anne Of Kiev (9-6) at Haydock 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in May.
Liberty Lady (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, switched right 2f out, went 2nd early final furlong, kept on well under pressure but not match winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Inxile (9-12) at Cork 5f Listed stks gd in Jun.