BROUGHTON beat Aussie Reigns at Goodwood at the start of last month but the placings were reversed at the same course later. The weights favour Mark Johnston's charge here, however, and he's expected to get the better of his old rivals again and hold off the remainder. Soryah is sure to be popular having got back to winning ways at Brighton while Beedee was beaten less than a length over a mile at Salisbury last time, though tries this longer trip for the first time. Benzanno ran well over track and trip last month but was well beaten at Newbury next time and the handicapper appears to have him just where he wants him at present.
Benzanno (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Took keen hold, slight lead but pressed, headed 2f out, stayed chasing leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 10l behind Haafaguinea (8-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft.
Ex Oriente (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Courtesy Call (8-13) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp (3) fm in Sep '12.
Broughton (GER) 9-2 (9-3) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 9, 4l behind Circus Turn (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Aussie Reigns (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Took keen hold and always towards rear, 8th of 10, 6l behind Clon Brulee (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-110 (2) gs.
Weapon Of Choice (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway and not clearest of runs from over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, no impression and eased final 100 yards, 9th of 15, 4l behind Pasaka Boy (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Verse Of Love 50-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on to modest 4th close home, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Mister Music (8-13) at Bath 1m cond Stakes (3) gd.
Soryah (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Brighton 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Qawaafy (9-2) by 1l, 5 ran.
Beedee 18-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Russian Realm (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Cashpoint 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 7l behind Charles Camoin (10-0) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Cayuga 7-1 (9-12) Close up, ridden over 2f out, no impression when short of room over 1f out, weakened and soon eased, last of 7, 13l behind Regal Hawk (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Takeitfromalady (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, went 2nd over about 7f out until over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Princess Caetani (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.