Toronado is a high-class miler, as he proved when beating Dawn Approach and Declaration Of War in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. He has a relaxed style of racing and that will give him every chance of lasting home over this longer trip but he still may not be good enough to beat AL KAZEEM. Roger Charlton's entire is bidding for a fourth successive Group 1 success after beating Declaration Of War by two lengths in the Coral-Eclipse and you can guarantee he'll gallop all the way to the line. Irish Derby winner Trading Leather was no match for Novellist in the King George but will run his race again, though he's closely matched with the improving Hillstar on Ascot form. Rewarded is no slouch but looks well out of his depth in this company.
Al Kazeem 15-8fav (9-7) Tracked leader for 1f, settled 3rd on rail, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, hung badly right 110 yards out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jul beating Declaration Of War (9-7) by 2l, 7 ran.
Declaration Of War (USA) 11-1 (9-4) 4th of 13, 2l behind Moonlight Cloud (9-1) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) gs.
Rewarded 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 8l behind Forgotten Voice (9-2) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun.
Hillstar 5-1 (8-9) Held up in 6th, headway on outside over 1f out, went 3rd 1f out and battled on but never any chance with impressive winner, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Novellist (9-7) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jul.
Toronado (IRE) 11-4 (8-13) Held up towards rear, smooth headway over 1f out, quickened inside final furlong, led towards finish, impressive, won at Goodwood 1m Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul beating Dawn Approach (8-13) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Trading Leather (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Took keen hold racing wide, went 3rd 10f out, went 2nd 3f out, ridden and every chance 2f out until winner went by and slightly tightened up, stayed on to hold 2nd but no chance with impressive winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Novellist (9-7) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jul.