This is no time to desert FRANKEL as the unbeaten superstar seeks to make it nine from nine. The dynamic 2000 Guineas winner demolished Canford Cliffs in the Sussex Stakes in a manner suggesting the colt has developed into a more relaxed, mature individual and the only possible negative is that he's been on the go since winning at Newbury back in April. However, he remains hard to oppose on all available evidence. Excelebration has enjoyed an excellent season and his latest success in France was achieved with the minimum of fuss and in the style of an improved performer, although it's hard to compile a convincing argument as to why he should reverse Royal Ascot form with Frankel, especially as the latter was arguably not at his best that day. Immortal Verse has developed into Europe's top three-year filly over a mile and success in the Coronation Stakes before toppling Goldikova with a degree of comfort at Deauville last time read extremely well should the favourite fail to deliver.
Bullet Train 16-1 (8-12) Always in rear, ridden 3f out, last of 7, 23l behind Ransom Note (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Dick Turpin (IRE) (9-1) Midfield, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead post, won at Milan(ITY) 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep beating Cityscape (9-1) by shd, 7 ran.
Poet's Voice 5-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble winner, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Ransom Note (9-3) at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Side Glance 7-1 (8-7) All out,hung late, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Turallure (8-9) at Woodbine(USA) 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.
Dubawi Gold 11-2 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway under pressure 2f out, stayed on but no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Excelebration (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.
Excelebration (IRE) 11-8fav (8-11) Settled in 3rd early, headway 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, won at Longchamp(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep beating Rio De La Plata (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Frankel 8-13fav (8-13) Took keen hold, made all, shaken up and quickened clear over 1f out, unchallenged, impressive, won at Goodwood 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul beating Canford Cliffs (9-7) by 5l, 4 ran.
Immortal Verse (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, smooth headway 3f out, led over 1f out, drifted right 1f out, ran on well final furlong, won at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug beating Goldikova (9-1) by 1l, 12 ran.