Red Gala, New Guinea and Speed Gifted are the three for the shortlist in this event and the vote is given to NEW GUINEA. A number of the fancied runners have high draws here but the selection has won over this course and distance so we know that he will handle the track. He has been running well at Nad Al Sheba and he has ground conditions to suit so he makes plenty of appeal. Red Gala is the obvious alternative as he is proven in this company, but this trip will stretch his stamina and at the forecast odds he could be one to take on. Speed Gifted spread a plate on the way to the start last time but he still ran respectably and he remains open to plenty of improvement. Strategic Mount won well at Ascot when last seen and he should be thereabouts at the finish even though he will find this tougher. Sir Duke is a model of consistency but he is another that will need to improve to make his mark today. New Guinea is put forward as the pick.
Speed Gifted (8-11) Mid-division, 5th straight, disputed lead briefly inside final furlong, one pace and lost 3rd on line, 5th of 12, 3l behind Incanto Dream (8-11) at Longchamp 1m 6f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Red Gala 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, joined leader over 2f out, every chance from over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Lion Sands (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f lst stk (1) frm in Jun.
New Guinea 8-1 (8-7) Soon led, pushed clear 5f out, headed final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Hard Top (8-9) at Nad Al Sheba 1m 4f hcp gd in Feb.
Strategic Mount 16-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, edged right 3f out, headway and switched left 2f out, ran on to lead close home, won at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs beating Record Breaker (9-6) by 1l, 10 ran.
Solent (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) With leader, pushed along and lost place over 4f out, soon well behind, 9th of 10, well behind Yellowstone (9-9) at York 1m 6f lst hcp (1) hvy in Jul.
Record Breaker (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leader 3f, remained prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 20, 14l behind All The Good (9-0) at Newbury 1m 5f hcap (2) gs.
Mull of Dubai 11-1 (9-10) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Ella (8-13) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Jul.
Greenwich Meantime 16-1 (9-6) Held up, never a factor, 8th of 10, 16l behind Gee Dee Nen (9-4) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Sir Duke (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Held up, headway over 2f out, led well over 1f out, hung left and ran on final furlong, won at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Keisha Kayleigh (8-9) by 2l, 11 ran.
Sahrati 10-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Strategic Mount (9-6) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Cheshire Prince 16-1 (8-2) Prominent, chased leader over 3f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Perks (8-0) at Haydock 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) hvy.
Prelude 12-1 (9-8) Held up and keen, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, well behind Dzesmin (9-7) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Cool Judgement (IRE) 13-8fav (9-1) In touch, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on well, 3rd of 15, 1/2l behind Profit's Reality (9-11) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.