This looks pretty tight with a handful closely matched on today's terms. Ayr Gold Cup winner Captain Ramius came up short when stepped up to today's trip at Ascot last time behind SKILFUL. The latter wasn't winning out of turn as he'd been running well in Listed company and is taken to go in again in this. Monsieur Chevalier won a Listed race over 6f at Goodwood last month and could figure on that form but Bronterre has yet to fulfil the promise of his close-up fourth in last year's Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes and Right To Dream has struggled at this level before.
Right To Dream (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up, hampered on near side rail over 2f out, and again inside final 2f, driven and no chance when hung left over 1f out, never able to get into challenging position, 6th of 9, 5l behind Scarf (9-2) at Newbury 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Sep.
Captain Ramius (IRE) 5-1fav (9-9) Led stand side group an on terms, ridden when groups merged over 2f out, soon headed and edged right, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 14, 6l behind Skilful (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) sft.
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Went left start, in touch, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Doc Hay (8-12) at Ascot 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft.
Skilful 6-1 (9-8) Made all in far side group and overall leader, in command when groups merged over 2f out, drew clear well over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Ascot 7f hcp (2) sft beating Don't Call Me (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, came stand side over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind No Poppy (8-10) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) hvy.
Webbow (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced in rear, switched towards stands side rail and ridden 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 9, 7l behind Eton Forever (9-0) at Redcar 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft.
Bronterre 10-11fav (8-8) Steadied start, took keen hold, switched right to race on near side rail and with winner, ridden and found nil over 2f out, soon beaten and eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 4, 34l behind Scarf (9-2) at Newbury 7f cond Stakes (4) gs in Jul.
Justineo 33-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, soon steadied, no real headway final 2f, 7th of 11, 8l behind Pearl Mix (8-10) at Kempton 1m stks (3yo+) (4) pol in Sep.
Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Held up in rear centre, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 16l behind Jake's Destiny (8-13) at Ascot 1m stks 0-90 (3) sft.