Bonnie Charlie is the one to beat on official ratings however he may prove to be more of a five-furlong horse at this stage of his career so we will jump ship and climb aboard the HMS CARANBOLA. Mel Brittain's consistent filly comes here on the back of a fair effort at Ripon over five furlongs. The step up in trip again is in her favour and with soft ground no problem, this cheap son of Lucky Story is expected to run well. Parisian Art drops in trip today which looks a good move. This talented individual won well on debut but pulled far too hard at Goodwood last time; he wasn't given a hard time when beaten and can do better here, especially if he learns to settle better. Bonnie Charlie sets the standard from a form point of view. Just one of Richard Hannon's impressive juvenile team, this Intikhab colt was narrowly touched off in this year's Molecomb and then ran well at Newmarket in a valuable sales race. He must be respected but is unlikely to be a great price for a horse yet to fully confirm his stamina for this trip. Faraway Flower won over this course and distance on debut and then looked an unlucky loser at Goodwood; she is capable of a big run against the colts.
Bonnie Charlie 13-8fav (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 19, 2l behind Elnawin (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug.
Parisian Art (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders until weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 11, 8l behind Sri Putra (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Fitz Flyer (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Not much room start, mid-division, not clear run over 2f out, soon ridden, ran on well final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 19, 5l behind Elnawin (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug.
Invincible Heart (GR) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Absent Pleasure (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Tagula Breeze (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Steadied start, pulled hard in rear, ridden over 2f out, hanging badly left, eased soon afterwards, 9th of 12, 11l behind Shaweel (8-12) at Newbury 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.
Caranbola Evensfav (9-1) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, hung right and one pace final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Magic Cat (9-0) at Ripon 5f 2yo stk (3) gs in Aug.
Faraway Flower (USA) 15-2 (9-0) Took keen hold tracking leaders, hanging right when not much room and shuffled back inside final 2f, rallied and stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Fantasia (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.