Always one of the season's highlights and a great race for favourites, with six winners from the last 10 and only one priced bigger than 9/2, but DICK TURPIN may be able to continue a fine season for Richard Hannon. The trainer steps up his colt to this trip for the first time after an easy success over a mile in a Chantilly Group 1. He acts with cut and despite being related to plenty of speed there is also stamina on the dam's side of his pedigree, and we expect Richard Hughes to switch him off and come with a late rattle. On a line through Canford Cliffs there should be little to choose between our pick and Rip Van Winkle, though he is more exposed over this trip and, having yet to win over it, is just taken on. Byword will definitely stay and has form with cut, so he looks a major threat, while Twice Over would be a hugely popular winner, but wants the ground to dry out to have his best chance of reversing placings with his Royal Ascot conqueror. Dick Turpin can make the most of another Hughes hold-up.
Bushman 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Summit Surge (9-2) at York 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Byword 5-2fav (9-0) Tracked leading trio on outside, headway going well 2f out, led over 1f out, in command and stayed on strongly final furlong, ridden out, won at Royal Ascot 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun beating Twice Over (9-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Cavalryman 8-1 (9-0) Held up in 6th, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 25l behind Byword (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Cutlass Bay (UAE) 3-1 (9-0) Raced mainly in moderate 5th, ridden over 4f out, no extra straight, 5th of 6, 21l behind Fame And Glory (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Jakkalberry (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) won at San Siro(ITY) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun beating Getaway (9-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Rip Van Winkle (IRE) 9-4 (9-7) Tracked clear pacemaker, closed over 2f out, led inside final 2f and kicked on, over 2 lengths ahead 1f out and driven, headed and not pace of winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 7, nk behind Canford Cliffs (8-13) at Goodwood 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul.
Stimulation (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Held up last, ridden and no response over 2f out, soon eased when beaten, 8th of 10, 20l behind Red Badge (8-7) at Newbury 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gd in Jul.
Twice Over 13-8fav (9-7) Pressed leader, took narrow lead halfway, 3 lengths clear and going strongly over 1f out, idled and driven towards finish, always holding on, won at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jul beating Sri Putra (9-7) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Dick Turpin (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) won at Chantilly(FR) 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul beating Siyouni (9-2) by 4l, 8 ran.