Denis O'Regan was on board the winner last year and Azrag should give him a good ride this time as he tends to wander around at the finish and will be suited by strong handling. None will get stronger handling than Hilali, who ran very well on his return from a long absence over a trip too short here last month. Lowther won over 1m2f here last month, only his second start over the trip having previously been known as a miler. TOPTEMPO gained her first ever victory over today's track and trip last month and though 5lb higher looks to have every chance of following up under Colin Bolger. Certavi hasn't had much experience and will be a threat if handling the softer ground as he has been progressing nicely.
The Betchworth Kid 7-2 (9-13) Chased winner, pushed along over 3f out, lost 2nd 2f out, edged left and one pace over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 4, 12l behind Gabrial's Star (9-11) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Hilali (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, no threat to leading pair, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Break Rank (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug.
Zafisio (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 17, 7l behind Highland Duke (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Azrag (USA) 11-4fav (11-0) Towards rear, headway 7f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon edged right, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Beacon Lady (11-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Lowther 20-1 (10-0) Dwelt, held up in last pair, good headway on inside 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden clear well over 1f out, held on, all out, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Starwatch (10-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Saint Helena (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Hi Note (9-13) at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Freddy Q (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Took keen hold towards rear, ridden and switched left inside final 2f, switched right approaching final furlong, no impression inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Opera Box (9-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Toptempo 11-2 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 3f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Rock God (8-13) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Significant Move 8-1 (9-9) Held up, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, last of 9, 17l behind Super Say (10-0) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Certavi (IRE) 9-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, headway between horses and edged right 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 3l behind Special Meaning (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Priors Gold 12-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and headway over 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 11l behind Meetings Man (9-4) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Rossetti 4-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Rutherglen (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Clarion Call 7-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Ailsa Craig (10-6) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Kayef (GER) 7-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Cowslip (9-0) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.