Hototo, winner of the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes over 5f at Ascot in June, is clearly very tough and bounced back to winning ways in a similarly valuable sales race over 6f at York last month. He has another half-furlong to cover on this stiffer course, however, which may just find him out and we fancy the less-exposed FLYMAN to have his measure. Richard Fahey is particularly sweet on the chances of his unbeaten York and Nottingham winner who has a nice turn of foot and, being by Pastoral Pursuits, should stay the extra. Lyric Ace is potentially the best of Richard Hannon's trio but didn't appear to stay 6f at Ripon last time and more interesting is the filly The Gold Cheongsam, on a hat-trick after back-to-back wins at Newmarket. Parliament Square also goes on the short-list as he ran a cracker when third to Reckless Abandon in the Prix Morny at Deauville, though the blinkers he wore in France are replaced by his usual cheekpieces here and he is conceding weight all round. Haafaguinea should win more races and looks the pick of the remainder.
Parliament Square (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) 3rd of 11, 1l behind Reckless Abandon (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Hajam 9-2 (9-7) In touch, headway approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 1l behind I'm Back (8-11) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Brazen 10-11fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led halfway, pushed clear final furlong, easily, won at Folkestone 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug beating Lisa's Legacy (9-3) by 6l, 5 ran.
My Boy Bill 7-1 (8-11) Held up well in rear, headway from halfway, switched left over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead close home, readily, won at Doncaster 5f 2yo stks (4) gd in Mar beating Well Acquainted (8-11) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Polski Max 66-1 (8-11) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, kept on same pace, 12th of 19, 6l behind Hototo (9-2) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
King Dragon (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Pearl Acclaim (9-2) at Ripon 6f 2yo stks (3) gd in Aug.
Meringue Pie 11-2 (8-11) Led until over 1f out, soon lost place, 7th of 8, 4l behind I'm Back (8-11) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Salutation (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Led narrowly, headed over 1f out, soon ridden and edged left, no extra final furlong, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Baddilini (9-7) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (2) fm.
Beach Club 5-1 (9-3) Made all, hung badly left from well over 1f out and ended up on far rail, ran on well and in command last half furlong, won at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug beating George Rooke (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Carlton Blue (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 15th of 19, 8l behind Hototo (9-2) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Colmar Kid (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Prominent on rails, pushed along 2f out, led 1f out, ran on well, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug beating African Oil (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Flyman 5-1 (9-5) With leader, led halfway, ridden 1f out, soon pressed, held on gamely towards finish (hand timed), won at Nottingham 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gf in Aug beating Odooj (9-5) by hd, 4 ran.
Grey Blue (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Dwelt, made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Beverley 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug beating Mister Marcasite (9-3) by 6l, 9 ran.
Hototo 10-1 (9-2) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely and held on well towards finish, won at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug beating Well Acquainted (8-11) by nk, 19 ran.
Liber 1-4fav (9-7) Made all and always going well, came readily clear final 2f, unchallenged, won at Bath 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gs beating King of Kudos (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.
Saint Jerome (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 14th of 19, 7l behind Hototo (9-2) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Haafaguinea 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in touch 4f out, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge leader entering final furlong, ran on, led final strides, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Aug beating Letstalkaboutmoney (9-3) by hd, 7 ran.
Indian Jade 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 19, 4l behind Hototo (9-2) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Letstalkaboutmoney (IRE) 10-11fav (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, challenged entering final furlong, driven and ran on, headed final strides, 2nd of 7, hd behind Haafaguinea (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Lyric Ace (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Slowly away, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 20l behind Deauville Prince (9-2) at Ripon 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Aug.
Pay Freeze (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 22l behind Deauville Prince (9-2) at Ripon 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Aug.
The Gold Cheongsam (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Raced stand side, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged right, ran on well, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Aug beating Califante (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 19 ran.