ST MORITZ has the big handicap form to put all of his rivals to the sword. Represented by a plethora with a shout, Mark Johnston has booked Richard Hills for this progressive gelding suggesting he means business. Things didn't go to plan at Cork but he should appreciate the return to seven furlongs and his course form is rock solid. Frankie Dettori sticks with Ayr Gold Cup hero Redford who needs holding onto until the last minute, and it is perhaps significant that he doesn't ride the progressive filly Sarasota Sunshine. However her trainer often employs Johnny Murtagh for big handicap swoops and therefore she looks a huge player. Acrostic looks the pick of Luca Cumani's duo assuming the ground stays dry, whilst Castles In The Air has won over this course and distance for Richard Hughes before. The unfashionable pair of winners, Navajo Chief and Rulesn'regulations, will be overpriced whilst at big odds Treadwell could run well with the race likely to be run to suit. The progressive Kakatosi is another who commands plenty of respect.
Acrostic 8-1 (9-10) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway towards centre over 2f out, chased winner from over 1f out, soon driven and every chance until no extra final 150 yards, 2nd of 17, 2l behind Ransom Note (9-0) at York 1m hcap (2) gd in Aug.
Castles In The Air 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division far side, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 17th of 26, 7l behind Redford (9-2) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd.
Mia's Boy 33-1 (9-5) Raced far side, mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon close up, losing place when hampered on far rail over 1f out, 13th of 29, 14l behind Invisible Man (8-9) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Jimmy Styles 33-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear far side, took keen hold, ridden and headway 1f out, no extra towards finish, 12th of 26, 6l behind Redford (9-2) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd.
Axiom 10-3fav (9-7) Held up behind, headway 2f out, not clear run and switched left 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong to lead near finish, won at Goodwood 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Aug beating Desert Creek (8-11) by shd, 8 ran.
Redford (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Dwelt, held up towards rear, smooth headway when switched left when not much room over 1f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd beating Victoire De Lyphar (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 26 ran.
St Moritz (IRE) Evensfav (9-8) Close up in 2nd, ridden to challenge early straight, 3rd and no extra over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Hen Night (8-12) at Cork 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Wannabe King 11-4fav (8-11) In touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Ashram (9-0) at Warwick 7f cond Stakes (3) gs in Aug.
Rulesn'regulations 9-1 (9-4) Held up on inside, switched left inside final 2f, strong run on outer to lead inside final furlong, won going away, won at Goodwood 7f stks 0-95 (2) gd in Jul beating Al Khaleej (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Navajo Chief 7-1 (9-7) Close up, headway to lead 2f out, narrowly headed approaching final furlong, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Leviathan (8-10) by nk, 12 ran.
Suruor (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Held up behind, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ridden and ran on to chase leading pair final 75 yards, not reach leaders, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Axiom (9-7) at Goodwood 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Aug.
Treadwell (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up, never a factor, 9th of 10, 16l behind Yaa Wayl (8-9) at York 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug.
Kakatosi 13-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, effort and edged left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Aug beating Bohemian Melody (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Citrus Star (USA) 6-1fav (9-8) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Irish Heartbeat (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Side Glance 9-2 (8-12) Went right start, mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon tracking leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, comfortably, won at Chester 1m hcap (2) gs in Aug beating Tamaathul (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Advanced 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders far side group, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 25, 3l behind Colonel Mak (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd.
Golden Desert (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Always prominent, ridden 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Parisian Pyramid (8-13) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Swift Gift 11-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, good headway centre 3f out, challenged 2f out, soon every chance until not pace of winner final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Smarty Socks (8-6) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Gallagher 16-1 (9-10) Dwelt, in touch in mid-division, switched left 3f out, ridden, edged left and headway over 1f out, no impression towards finish, 6th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Hajoum (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Light From Mars 5-1 (9-6) Prominent, chased winner over 3f out until over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Hajoum (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Gramercy (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Held up behind leaders, pushed along when hampered over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Dafeef (9-4) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Aug.
Noble Citizen (USA) 16-1 (8-2) Mid-division stands side, outpaced 2f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong to take 2nd post, not reached winner, 2nd of 21, 1/2l behind Castles In The Air (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
Lowdown (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Behind and outpaced stands side group, ridden over 2f out, staying on when not much room inside final furlong, 12th of 25, 6l behind Colonel Mak (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd.
Bonnie Charlie 28-1 (9-8) In touch far side group, ridden over 1f out, weakened last 100 yards, 18th of 25, 6l behind Colonel Mak (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd.
Kyllachy Star 2-1fav (9-10) Bumped after 1f, held up, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Captain Ramius (9-6) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Colepeper 9-2 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on to chase winner towards finish, always held, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Tiger Reigns (9-5) at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) gd.
Marajaa (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, switched right well over 1f out, no impression, eased inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 8l behind Hajoum (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Sarasota Sunshine 5-2 (9-8) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, switched left to outside over 2f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Salisbury 7f fll hcp (2) gf beating Thrill (9-4) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Imperial Guest 16-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Irish Heartbeat (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.