Three-year-olds have a poor record in this but the trio at the bottom of the weights represents the younger brigade and look to have outstanding chances. ALEX MY BOY is on a hat-trick and deserves a crack at this level after a very impressive victory in a strong handicap at Musselburgh. He's progressing well enough to make the step up in grade though Forever Now was having just his fourth start when performing with credit in a Newmarket Group 3 and should get into the mix. Kings Fete was chasing a hat-trick when runner-up to Double Bluff in a very competitive handicap over 1m4f here, staying on strongly enough to suggest this trip will suit. Songcraft looks best of the older contingent as he returned from a successful spell at Meydan to run well in a Group 3 here at the beginning of the month and he'll be spot-on with that under his belt. Biographer has been racing in better company and is no forlorn hope despite poor form figures.
Biographer 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, eased, last of 11, 26l behind Brown Panther (9-4) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Blue Surf 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 18, 5l behind Sennockian Star (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Songcraft (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leading trio, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, ridden hung right and and weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 7, 9l behind Pether's Moon (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Alwilda 28-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, kept on again in closing stages, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 9, 4l behind Silk Sari (9-4) at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd.
Miss Marjurie (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Mid-division, smooth headway on inside 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out, led inside final 3f, clear final 2f, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, ridden out, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun beating Stomachion (8-10) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
Alex My Boy (IRE) 11-8fav (9-1) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, clear entering final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Dark Ruler (9-2) by 4l, 10 ran.
Forever Now 2-1fav (9-1) Tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Hartnell (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Kings Fete 3-1fav (9-6) Held up in rear, headway on wide outside 2f out and soon switched left, chased leaders over 1f out, driven and stayed on into 2nd final 50 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Double Bluff (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.