Secret Art finished ahead of Gold Hunter and Fils Anges at Newmarket in August but they all finished in a heap that day and, at the revised weights, Saeed bin Suroor's gelding is fancied to do best here. But LIFE PARTNER will carry Godolphin's first colours and looks on course for a hat-trick after producing a fine turn of foot to score on his handicap debut at HQ having been held up off a fast pace. He's only been put up 4lb and looks a step ahead of the handicapper. Secretinthepark deserves to win a decent prize after a string of solid efforts over 6f. He's won both starts over this longer trip but is still creeping up the weights. Homage is better than he showed last time while Consign has been in good form in lesser company and warrants respect. Regal Dan won at this meeting last year and also has claims but Purcell just scraped home at Chester last time and has an extra furlong to cover now.
Chilworth Icon 20-1 (8-12) Raced stand side tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Can You Conga (7-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Secretinthepark 13-2 (8-8) Raced stand side in touch, effort when hung left over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Can You Conga (7-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Life Partner (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Dwelt switched left soon after start, keen in rear, headway towards far side rail over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug beating Front Page News (8-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
One Word More (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden on outside 2f out, soon edged left and weakened soon after, 8th of 14, 14l behind Short Squeeze (8-3) at York 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Masarah (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led 1f, chased leader until well over 2f out, weakening when hampered soon after, 12th of 14, 28l behind Short Squeeze (8-3) at York 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Makafeh 10-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Yeager (8-3) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Gold Hunter (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Seek Again (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Shahdaroba (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Ehtedaam (9-10) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Breton Rock (IRE) 15-8fav (9-1) Half reared and very slowly away, in rear, switched to outer halfway, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind You da One (8-4) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp (2) gs in May.
Homage (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 9l behind Majestic Moon (8-9) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Flyman 16-1 (9-5) Dwelt, went slightly right start, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 8l behind Off Art (9-1) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Fils Anges (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Seek Again (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Ahern 12-1 (8-9) Raced centre always towards rear, 12th of 13, 9l behind Can You Conga (7-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Purcell (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, kept on, led narrowly towards finish, won at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug beating Lastchancelucas (9-2) by hd, 7 ran.
Secret Art (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway far side over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, stayed on to 4th towards finish, 4th of 14, 7l behind Short Squeeze (8-3) at York 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Regal Dan (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 3rd place close home, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Majestic Moon (8-9) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Consign 7-4fav (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear and pushed along, ridden and headway over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, kept on, won at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Shadowtime (9-2) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Steelriver (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Towards rear and in touch, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Woody Bay (8-11) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.