A fascinating affair with Godolphin's Prince Bishop and Debussy well clear on official ratings but having questions to answer. The former has strong form in his native France and performed creditably on two runs for his new owners at Meydan in early spring. However, he disappointed badly on his return at Windsor, while Debussy is impossible to evaluate accurately having spent the year undertaking pacemaking duties for more illustrious stablemates. Connections of Colour Vision and Zennor are rightly hunting black type which leaves BERLING and Kiama Bay. Both are in good order and have winning form at the track but it's John Dunlop's four-year-old who gets a narrow vote as his overall profile is slightly more progressive.
Berling (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up in touch in mid-division, closed over 2f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Chester 1m 5f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Aug beating Tominator (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Debussy (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Restrained start, led after 2f, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 24l behind Nathaniel (8-9) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul.
Kiama Bay (IRE) 11-1 (9-12) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 20, hd behind Crackentorp (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Prince Bishop (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, faded over 1f out, 8th of 10, 23l behind Prince Siegfried (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Zennor 7-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 12, 6l behind Jonny Delta (8-10) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp (4) gd.
Colour Vision (FR) 7-2 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden along 5f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 37l behind Highland Castle (8-7) at Salisbury 1m 6f cond Stakes (2) gd.