A 6lbs penalty may not be enough to stop FAITHFUL RULER and he gets the vote over Dunn'o and Light From Mars. The form of the Richard Fahey yard is a big plus for Faithful Ruler and he won with plenty in hand at Ayr last time when he beat Spirit Of A Nation. On the evidence of that success he looks one to stick with and he is put forward as a confident choice. Dunn'o wasn't beaten far behind Golden Desert over 7f at Goodwood last time but he is better over today's trip and on that basis he looks sure to run a big race. Light From Mars hasn't won since April but he ran his best race for a while at Sandown last month and a reproduction of that effort should see him competitive. The Cayterers has been in good form but he was outclassed in a better race than this last time and a return to this level should see him in a better light. Just Bond is another with an each-way chance, but the vote goes to Faithful Ruler.
City of The Kings (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Behind, outpaced over 4f out, never dangerous, 15th of 16, 20l behind Wannabe King (9-3) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Dunn'o (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Golden Desert (9-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
The Cayterers 8-1 (9-6) Held up, always last, pushed along over 3f out, soon no chance, eased when beaten final 1f, last of 4, 19l behind Shamali (9-6) at Ascot 1m 2f stks 0-95 (2) gf in Jul.
Light From Mars 7-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden and switched left over 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, edged right, not quicken, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Bab Al Salam (8-12) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Mull Of Killough (IRE) 4-1fav (8-12) Reared start, towards rear, not much room on inside 6f out, pushed along over 3f out, never in contention, 8th of 12, 9l behind Eastern Aria (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Aug.
Faithful Ruler (USA) 8-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, quickened clear, won at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Spirit Of A Nation (9-3) by 3l, 11 ran.
Just Bond (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Slowly away, held up in rear, running on when switched right inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Mountain Cat (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Reel Buddy Star 14-1 (9-4) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Collateral Damage (8-12) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Ocean Transit (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Broke well enough, something soon amiss, soon pulled up, in a race won by Collateral Damage (9-4) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd, 11 ran.
Ezdeyaad (USA) 9-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, one paced, 6th of 11, 6l behind Faithful Ruler (9-4) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Yorgunnabelucky (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until halfway, soon ridden along, driven and kept on final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Stoic (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.