Vallarta went close on his debut at Goodwood but was a big disappointment when odds-on at Salisbury last month and has a bit to prove now. Millers Wharf already looks exposed and jockey bookings suggest Burlesdon may by the stable pick here but he's just one of a raft of potentially smart newcomers. Tawhid represents Godolphin while Sir Michael Stoute's Telescope still holds an entry in the Racing Post Trophy though, along with Meshardal and Snow King, he'll probably do better over middle-distances as a three-year-old. ELKAAYED is from a successful US family and has multiple Group 1 entries this autumn. Roger Varian's colt would have to go close in this to justify the hype
Bursledon (IRE) Jeremy colt out of Desert Drama.
Carlarajah 9-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Ajmany (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Elkaayed (USA) Distorted Humor colt out of Habibti.
Empiricist (IRE) 80-1 (9-3) Went right start, chased leaders, chased winner inside final 3f, driven over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th final stride, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Related (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
King Muro Halling colt out of Ushindi.
Meshardal (GER) Shamardal colt out of Melody Fair.
Millers Wharf (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Bumped start, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace final frulong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Saint Jerome (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Number One London (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Vadorga.
Pinarius (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) In rear, soon pushed along, weakened from 2f out, last of 5, 6l behind Cruck Realta (7-12) at Salisbury 6f 2yo aut (3) gf in Jul.
Rutherglen 100-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 13, 13l behind Glean (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Snow King (USA) Elusive Quality colt out of Cloudspin.
Star Of Mayfair (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly away and ran green towards rear, ridden and headway inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Derwent (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Tawhid Invincible Spirit colt out of Snowdrops.
Telescope (IRE) Galileo colt out of Velouette.
Vallarta (IRE) 10-11fav (8-13) Held up in mid-division, not much room over 4f out, pushed along and effort over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 10l behind The Gatling Boy (9-2) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.
Winter Music (IRE) Oratorio gelding out of Alpine Park.
Zamoyski Dutch Art colt out of Speech.