There's very little between the principals here, but ANGEL'S HIDEAWAY has posted some useful efforts this season and is worth another chance after not being seen to best effect in a Group 3 at Goodwood last time. In-form Di Fede is greatly feared after finishing ahead of John Gosden's filly at Goodwood while Solar Gold isn't dismissed lightly either in an open contest.
A useful handicap, but it's hard to look beyond SAROOG. Simon Crisford has his string in fine form and this low-mileage 4-y-o can make light of a 5 lb rise to complet his hat-trick. Charles Kingsley is a reliable sort and looks the one to chase him home ahead of Theglasgowwarrior, who should find these conditions much more in his favour.
STRADIVARIUS and Dee Ex Bee lock horns for the fourth time this season. John Gosden's charge has to concede 5 lb on this occasion compared to 3lb at York last time but it's not expected to prevent this outstanding stayer stretching his winning run to 10 and becoming the first since Double Trigger in 1995 to complete the stayers' triple crown of Ascot, Goodwood and Doncaster Cups.
A'ALI seemed stretched by 6f on soft ground in the Morny and is taken to resume his progression back at the minimum trip and notch his third Group 2 success of the season. Alligator Alley should continue to go the right way on the back of his York listed win and looks the main threat ahead of Wheels On Fire, who has his first outing for new handler Aidan Fogarty here.
A strong listed event, and Roger Varian's improving son of Night of Thunder MOLATHAM can take this step up in class in his stride and follow up his stylish York maiden victory. Visinari sets a high standard but he has a disappointing Goodwood effort to overcome while Aidan O'Brien's Curragh maiden winner Wichita is sure to step forward and is another interesting contender.
A high-quality maiden, but MAORI KNIGHT caught the eye in no uncertain fashion on debut when third in a good Newbury novice and is the one to be interested in here. Newcomer Raaeb commands plenty of respect too. and can give Richard Hughes' Royal Lodge entry most to do.
ENJAZAAT failed to fire in listed company last time but does have the potential to outclass this opposition if recapturing the form he showed when second to Danzeno in a Nottingham conditions event on his penultimate start. Flavius Titus didn't do himself justice in the Stewards' Cup and rates a threat, while Citron Major also merits plenty of respect after a series of good efforts.
Three-year-olds have a good record in this race so it's perhaps best to focus on LIGHT UP OUR STARS, Sandret and Storting. The first-named may have just needed the run on his recent return from a two-month break and this steady improver can build on that and resume winning ways.
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