Charlie Appleby sent out last year's winner and ARABIAN OASIS looks to have every chance in this. He was outpointed by less than a length at Newmarket on his debut and can go one better. Dissolution is another leading contender having returning a losing favourite in better company at York while Darrington is not out of this either on his debut fourth at Newcastle. Rocky Rider is the most interesting of the newcomers given he's related to Group winners, has a host of fancy entries and cost 400,000gns.
Arabian Oasis 11-4 (9-5) Keen early, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, effort to press winner entering final furlong, unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind My Sebastian (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug.
Blythe Star (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened from 3f out, last of 6, 21l behind Bizzario (9-0) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Aug.
Darrington 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no extra and lost 3rd place towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Mukhayyam (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Dissolution 15-8fav (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 16, 7l behind White Lake (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Aug.
Lord Ben Stack (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Hampered start raced wide in touch, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Medrano (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Mister Rockandroll Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Cruel Sea.
Newera 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, well beaten over 2f out, 6th of 9, 12l behind Al Rayyan (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Rocky Rider Galileo colt out of Blue Symphony.
Rosenbaum Dubawi colt out of Rave Reviews.
Royal Altitude Zamindar colt out of Royal Assent.
Secrets Safe (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind and outpaced, lost touch when hung left towards far side 2f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 31l behind Intiwin (9-2) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Stormin Tom (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Always behind, 7th of 8, 16l behind Space Age (9-5) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Taraz Oasis Dream colt out of Tamarind.
Art Charter (FR) Artiste Royal filly out of Lady Sylvester.