Western Aristocrat has failed to improve on his excellent third in the Jersey Stakes at Ascot in June, but a repeat performance here would make him the one to beat. However, SPRING OF FAME makes more appeal. He's been below his best in a couple of starts on turf this season, but there's a strong suspicion he prefers the all-weather as his win at Meydan early this year confirms. He's taken to bounce back here and is preferred to stablemates Enak and Sahara Kingdom. Forjatt has been running well without winning and tries this longer trip for the first time, while veteran Mac Love could make the frame if at his best.
Enak (ARG) 7-2 (9-0) Held up last, stayed alone on inside in straight, went 3rd 3f out, no impression final 2f, 3rd of 4, 16l behind Prince Siegfried (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd in Jul.
King of Dixie (USA) 25-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 15, 14l behind Smarty Socks (9-0) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd.
Mac Love 33-1 (9-0) Held up last, ridden and struggling over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 8l behind Side Glance (9-0) at Salisbury 1m Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Sahara Kingdom (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up in 6th, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 15l behind King Torus (8-11) at Haydock 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Spring of Fame (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Dwelt pushed up to soon lead, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 17l behind Vesuve (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gs in Aug.
Fontley 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 9, 9l behind King Torus (8-11) at Haydock 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Forjatt (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, chased winner well over 1f out, never able to challenge, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Colonial (9-0) at Warwick 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.
Sos Brillante (CHI) (9-10) 5th of 16, 7l behind Lord Ego (8-13) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f hcp in Mar '10.
Western Aristocrat (USA) 10-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 13l behind Green Destiny (9-5) at York 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Sylvestris (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Crystal Gal (9-0) at Haydock 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug.