Loads of pace on here but perhaps none as quick as the filly ROSE BLOSSOM. Interestingly fitted with headgear at York, Richard Fahey's charge ran a blinder to finish fifth in the Nunthorpe beaten about three lengths. The shades are swapped for cheek-pieces today but she might be able to hold on today now dropped in class. The class-act in the race might be Group Therapy whose placed form in July was solid and the strong pace here should suit. Moorhouse Lad, Captain Dunne and Tax Free are all experienced speedsters, whilst Julius Geezer is only two but he gets a lot of weight from the older horses and strikes as a very interesting contender. Burning Thread is progressing well but this is the acid test, whilst Prohibit and Star Rover come here on the back of good runs but this looks more competitive.
Burning Thread (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Quickly away, made all, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly under pressure inside final furlong, won at Sandown 5f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun beating Reignier (8-13) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Captain Dunne (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, led approaching final furlong, headed towards finish, no extra, 3rd of 11, hd behind Mister Hughie (8-12) at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Group Therapy 8-1 (9-0) Raced on near side, held up and behind, good headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well, not quite pace to reach winner, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Borderlescott (9-0) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Moorhouse Lad 25-1 (9-3) Disputed lead, ridden 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Astrophysical Jet (8-12) at Curragh 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Prohibit 7-2fav (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 11, shd behind Mister Hughie (8-12) at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Spin Cycle (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mister Hughie (8-12) at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Tax Free (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, progress on outer 2f out, ridden to dispute lead briefly 1f out, 2nd and kept on last 100 yards, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Astrophysical Jet (8-12) at Curragh 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Rose Blossom 20-1 (9-6) Led and soon 3 lengths clear, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sole Power (9-9) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gf in Aug.
Star Rover (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden and switched right 2f out, soon pressed leader, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 5f cond Stakes (3) sft in Aug beating Angus Newz (8-7) by 1l, 5 ran.
City Dancer (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) Awkward leaving stalls, in rear, switched left and headway 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 9, 2l behind Cape Royal (8-9) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Impressible 28-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 12l behind Tropical Treat (8-11) at Ayr 5f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Look Busy (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Slowly away, in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Mister Hughie (8-12) at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Julius Geezer (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Raced near side, led group until ridden, edged left and headed over 1f out, still every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind New Planet (9-0) at York 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug.