Though never looking like winning, JUSTINEO ran on strongly for fourth over the 6f of the Gimcrack at York last time. With improvement expected stretching out an extra furlong, William Haggas' colt gets the nod. Nayarra's fourth in the Prestige Stakes here was a big improvement on her earlier form and it remains to be seen if she can reproduce it today, while Red Aggressor didn't have to be at his best to land the odds at Wolverhampton last time and is better judged on his earlier six-length defeat in the Coventry. Bronterre made an impressive winning debut at Salisbury and is preferred to stablemate Sixx, but the tough and consistent Chester winner My Lucky Liz looks to have a bit to find in this company.
Bronterre 9-2 (9-3) Made virtually all, shaken up and ran green inside final 2f, pushed along and quickened clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Snooky (9-3) by 2l, 11 ran.
Justineo 7-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 4th near finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Caspar Netscher (8-12) at York 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.
Red Aggressor (IRE) 1-2fav (9-1) Tracked leader, driven 2f out, challenged over 1f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Aug beating Let Your Love Flow (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Sixx 9-1 (9-5) Went right start, soon crossed over to lead on rail, ridden over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 120 yards, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Red Seventy (9-5) at Ascot 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Jul.
My Lucky Liz (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, not clear run and pulled right inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Chester 6f 2yo fll stks (2) gf in Aug beating Ladys First (9-3) by hd, 8 ran.
Nayarra (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon ridden to challenge, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 6, 1/2l behind Regal Realm (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.