Comment: Half-brother to smart 6f performer Encrypted. Showed plenty when fourth to Berkshire Shadow in an extended 5f maiden at Newbury and built on that markedly back there over 6f a month ago. Big player.
Comment: Overcame inexperience (missed break) when making winning start in 9-runner maiden at Newbury in April. That race worked out well and step up in trip bound to suit (dam won up to 1m and stayed 1¼m).
Comment: Clearly isn't a straightforward type given he has hung both ways already, but evidently has more than his share of talent, supplementing his Doncaster success in the National Stakes. Up in trip.
Comment: Travelled with plenty of purpose and was very impressive when landing 8-runner novice at York on debut 24 days ago. That wasn't a deep race for the track but he's a useful prospect in his own right.
Comment: Derived plenty from his debut in the Brocklesby when landing 10-runner novice at Beverley and was impressive when dominating 3 rivals at Ayr. Tries 6f for the first time and he may improve for it.
GISBRUN was taking on exclusively newcomers at Newbury last month, but it's hard to find fault in a 6.5-length victory backed up by the clock. His strength at the finish was most impressive and he's fancied to wear down Kaufymaker, who, like many Wesley Ward-trained representatives, comes with a big reputation. The Acropolis will go on improving and completes the shortlist.
12 The Acropolis
Aidan O'Brien's number of winners in past 10 runnings.
Frankie Dettori's strike rate at ASCOT
6 Ebro River
Hugo Palmer's profit to a £1 level stake with horses being stepped up in trip
Specific Place Hint: There is a chance of a pace burnout early, and Gisburn and Angel Bleu are two who could suffer: There is a chance of a pace burnout early, and Masseto and Dhabab are two who may benefit from being produced later.
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