Jawaal has been thriving since the restart, following up his Doncaster win with a most impressive victory at Ascot last month, putting a really competitive affair to bed in good style. He has been hit with an 8 lb rise but Michael Dobs is a dab hand with sprinters on a roll and Jawaal looks assured to go well again in pursuit of the hat-trick.
A likely sort on paper, Cloudbridge was easy to back ahead of his debut at Leicester earlier this month, but he looked a good prospect by the end, seeing the race out strongly to make an impressive winning start. That form is backed up by the timefigure he posted, and has since been franked with third home winning subsequently. Cloudbridge remains open to improvement himself and will take plenty of stopping as he bids to maintain his unbeaten record.
The ante-post favourite for the Derby prior to the resumption of racing, Mogul made a disappointing start to his three-year-old campaign, finishing fourth in the King Edward VII Stakes and sixth in the Derby. He had clearly learnt plenty from those efforts, however, when showing improved form to land the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood last time, taking a while to knuckle down but strong when it mattered. He got the better of Highland Chief and Subjectivist that day, and there is no reason to think he cannot confirm those placings here.
Ghaiyyath has proven once and for all that he is a top-class colt this season, winning the Coronation Cup and the Eclipse in his last two runs. He has broken the 130 Timeform rating barrier on three separate occasions, including when getting the better of Enable at Sandown last time, and another performance as impressive as that should see this trailblazing front-runner very difficult to beat.
Monsieur Lambrays proved better than ever with a visor fitted as he resumed winning ways at Salisbury last month, the step up in trip looking in his favour as he finished the race off strongly, and he supplemented that success in more straightforward style over this course and distance last time. He has progressed with every run this season and an 8 lb rise may not be enough to stop him landing the hat-trick.
Dancin IntheStreet has very solid claims to the mantle of unluckiest horse of the season so far with her defeats at Haydock, Ascot and Newmarket, not getting the rub of the green on either occasion, and many a punter were hugely disappointed when she was not kept in handicaps and rather stepped up to Group company at this venue last time. She faced a stiff task in the Summer Fillies’ Stakes and could only manage eleventh, but she looks well treated now returned to handicaps and is not to be taken lightly.
Churchill Bay hinted at ability amid greenness on debut and showed he had come on plenty for the experience when a narrow second at Ascot last month, knowing much more this time around and only touched off by a well-bred newcomer. He appeals as the type to progress further and is of particular interest on his nursery debut.