Hawk Mountain is a couple of pounds out of the handicap but goes well here and John Quinn has booked the in-form Darryll Holland. Shock Northumberland Plate winner Tominator will do well to follow up with a 6lb rise over the shorter trip on faster ground and it would be no surprise to see Deauville Flyer, who finished third at Newcastle, reverse the form. Fox Hunt tackles this trip for the first time but has looked a pattern race performer recently and must be a threat to all though ROCK A DOODLE DOO, who was unlucky in-running when fourth to him at Ascot, can gain revenge and take this on the revised terms. Tactician, runner-up to Mount Athos in the Melrose over the C&D last August, ran well on his comeback at Newmarket and is another to consider.
Fox Hunt (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun beating Blissful Moment (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 16 ran.
Sabotage (UAE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, hard driven over 3f out, soon lost place, rallied over 1f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Jukebox Jury (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gs in Jun.
Theology 7-2 (9-0) In rear, headway 3f out, pressed winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Times Up (9-0) at York 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in May.
The Betchworth Kid 40-1 (9-2) Always in rear, never a factor, tailed off, 11th of 15, 46l behind Fame And Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun.
Vulcanite (IRE) 10-3 (9-1) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, ridden and hung left just inside final furlong, not much room and not quicken near finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Distant Memories (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in Jun.
Ajaan 10-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 17, 6l behind Swingkeel (9-2) at Royal Ascot 2m 6f stks (2) sft in Jun.
Total Command 9-2 (8-12) Keen close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 22l behind Dandino (8-8) at Ripon 1m 4f stks (3) gf in Apr.
Woolfall Treasure 11-1 (10-0) Always prominent, taken to race centre course over 5f out, challenged 3f out, soon led, stayed on strongly and in command final 2f, driven out, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Oct beating Lethal Glaze (9-13) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Precision Break (USA) 19-2 (9-0) Pulled 4 w, tired, 7th of 12, 16l behind Eldaafer (9-0) at Churchill Downs(USA) 1m 6f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) in Nov.
Tominator 25-1 (8-5) Held up behind, steady headway over 2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well final furlong, won at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gs in Jun beating Montaff (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 19 ran.
Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 16, 4l behind Fox Hunt (9-8) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
Tactician 9-2fav (9-3) In touch, progress 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Yorgunnabelucky (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Icon Dream (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, switched left soon after start, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never reached leaders, 7th of 19, 10l behind Tominator (8-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gs in Jun.
Deauville Flyer 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division in touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, challenged and every chance over 1f out until one pace inside final furlong, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 19, 4 1/2l behind Tominator (8-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gs in Jun.
Cracking Lass (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, dropped to rear over 5f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 7th of 11, 9l behind Principal Role (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gs in Jun.
High Office 10-1 (8-8) Mid-division, outpaced when not much room 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression, 8th of 19, 10l behind Tominator (8-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gs in Jun.
Western Pearl 8-1 (9-6) Led unti 8f out, chased winner, switched right over 3f out, no chance with winner final 2f, weakened to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Chiberta King (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
La Vecchia Scuola (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 19, 17l behind Tominator (8-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gs in Jun.
Hawk Mountain (UAE) 6-1fav (9-8) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway centre over 2f out, stayed on to challenge inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, just held, 2nd of 16, nk behind Bollin Judith (8-11) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Eternal Heart (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Led ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner until over 1f out, no chance with leading duo, kept on gamely to hold 3rd, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Namibian (9-1) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Jun.