PATIENT DREAM didn't need to improve to resume winning ways at Windsor last month, but he proved his effectiveness on ground softer than good in the process, which could count for plenty here, so he's put forward as the answer. Alfaadhel remains a colt to be positive about, as does Aerion Power, who was unlucky not to regain the winning thread at Doncaster last time.
Having already got his head in front twice last month, including over C&D, ASYMMETRIC went down all guns blazing in the Group 2 July Stakes at Newmarket, seeming to come with a winning run but just failing. Alan King's charge can regain the winning thread here. The step up in trip should suit Norfolk-winner Perfect Power so he's feared most, ahead of the unbeaten Gubbass.
THIRD REALM seemed to beat the Derby/King George winner Adayar fair and square in the Lingfield Derby Trial in May, and while Adayar has established himself as the leading 3-y-o since, Third Realm is probably better than his Derby performance suggests, so he shades the vote over Wordsworth, who has been placed in Group 1s the last twice. Yibir is another to consider in a strong Group 3.
AUDARYA appeals as the most solid proposition. She pushed Love all the way to the line at Royal Ascot and that should serve as an excellent platform for further Group 1 success now back against her own sex. Joan Of Arc looked all stamina when winning the Prix de Diane and is the danger with more improvement to come.
ADJUVANT was decisively on top when defying a penalty in a novice at Salisbury earlier in the month and, in a wide-open race, he gets the marginal vote to maintain his unbeaten record. A number of fellow last-time-out winners rank as dangers, with Mayfair Stroll and Highland Premiere the most notable.
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