Eton Forever also had an entry in the Group 2 Park Stakes on today's card so the fact that Roger Varian has opted to run him in this instead is significant, though he may be a shade high in the weights judged on his latest fifth at Ascot. Sarrsar won well at Ascot last month and Dettori prefers him here to stablemate Man Of Action, despite a 7lb rise in the weights. Fareer appears to have lost his way, however, while Crown Counsel has two ways of running and has already had 14 starts this year. Casual Glimpse and Sooraah would go close if back on song, but Mia's Boy doesn't look the force of old whereas CRY FURY may still be on an upward curve. Roger Charlton's three-year-old had the proverbial ton in hand when scoring over 1m2f at Goodwood last time and is ahead of the handicapper on that evidence. The worry here is the drop in distance but there's unlikely to be any hanging about over this straight mile so William Buick's mount gets a confident vote.
Sarrsar 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, edged right, ran on strongly final furlong (hand timed), won at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug beating Circumvent (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Fareer 16-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, some headway far side over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened 2f out, 13th of 18, 13l behind Navajo Chief (9-3) at York 1m hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Eton Forever (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leader stands side, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 28, 7l behind Julienas (8-8) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Casual Glimpse 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, switched left and headway over 1f out, soon lost place, 10th of 15, 11l behind Eton Rifles (9-4) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Sooraah 14-1 (8-8) Behind, headway and switched to rails over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 19, 1 3/4l behind Boom And Bust (8-10) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Mia's Boy 8-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 6th of 8, 8l behind Colonial (9-0) at Warwick 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.
Man Of Action (USA) 25-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 6th of 19, 2 3/4l behind Boom And Bust (8-10) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Cry Fury 11-4 (9-5) Steadied start in rear, headway and edged left 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right and quickened clear, won at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug beating Absinthe (10-0) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Crown Counsel (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, 15th of 16, 11l behind Red Gulch (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Vainglory (USA) 16-1 (8-7) Held up in last pair, headway far side over 1f out, squeezed through entering final furlong, strong run inside final furlong, finmished well, unable to reach leaders, 6th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Navajo Chief (9-3) at York 1m hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Just Bond (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 15, 10l behind Markazzi (9-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Sweet Child O'mine 8-1 (9-10) Mid-division in touch, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug beating Staff Sergeant (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Majuro (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, lost touch over 1f out, last of 9, 26l behind Charlie Cool (9-8) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.