Wisecraic is worth monitoring as his latest fall in the weights enables him to drop in grade, Zakiy has bits and pieces of form which make him of interest, Breathless Kiss (visored for the first time) represents a yard that has won two recent renewals of this race, Night Trade is consistent and Lutine Bell clearly has the ability to win again from his current mark if the mood takes him but Tukitinyasok may find dominating this field beyond him. Transmit, Kilt Rock and Dancing Red Devil make some appeal too but the really interesting one is ELECTIONEER who has caught the eye on more than one occasion since joining Mick Easterby from Mark Johnston and he gets the vote with this longer trip expected to suit although, ultimately, the market may well prove to be the best guide to his chances.
Wisecraic 22-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway when hard ridden over 1f out, carried head high under pressure and one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Kakatosi (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Tukitinyasok (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden 2f out, just held on, won at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Medicinal Compound (9-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Zakiy 16-1 (8-8) With leader, pushed along over 2f out, driven inside final 2f, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Kajima (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Breathless Kiss (USA) 17-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, not much room 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 11l behind Parvaaz (9-3) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Night Trade (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Mandalay King (9-7) by 1l, 9 ran.
Lutine Bell 2-5fav (9-8) Slowly away, behind, headway to 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, wandered under pressure over 1f out and beaten final furlong, 3rd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Admirable Duchess (8-13) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul.
Electioneer (USA) 33-1 (9-1) Behind until switched right and stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Mey Blossom (9-1) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Transmit (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on until no extra and lost 2 places near finish, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Parvaaz (9-3) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Kilt Rock (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind State Fair (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Dancing Red Devil (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Raced slightly wide, close up, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 4l behind Waveband (9-6) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Just The Tonic 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, weakened 3f out, tailed off, last of 11, 30l behind State Fair (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.