ZURBRIGGEN was beaten only a head in a Newmarket maiden race last month with subsequent winning stablemate For Posterity back in fourth. The Godolphin colt can open his account in this unless Appease has improved since finishing second at Wolverhampton on last year's debut. Aomen Rock is preferred to Pearl Style as both step up in distance but a newcomer may prove a bigger threat. Zuhd is worth noting of those along with the Bernardini gelding White Peak, a half-brother to seven winners in the USA.
Appease 14-1 (9-3) Raced wide disputed lead, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Buckland (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Churt 66-1 (9-9) Chased leaders in 5th, outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden, behind final furlong, 5th of 6, 19l behind Poitin (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) gf.
Aomen Rock 8-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 5l behind Canon Law (9-5) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Bison Grass Halling gelding out of Secret Blend.
Kindlelight Storm (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly away towards rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 5th of 8, 11l behind Rufoof (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Pearl Style (FR) 5-2 (9-5) In touch in rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, hung left from over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind It's Taboo (9-0) at Ffos Las 6f mdn auc stks (6) gf.
Semai (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 20l behind Cornrow (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
St Georges Hill (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced halfway, headway to chase leading pair over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Rufoof (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
White Peak (USA) Bernardini gelding out of Dyna Peak.
Zuhd (IRE) Cape Cross gelding out of Street Star.
Zurbriggen 4-5fav (9-5) Pulled hard in rear, headway and short of room over 1f out, ridden to challenge winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Joe Sugden (9-11) at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Breezealong Riley Arkadian Hero filly out of Mountain Magic.
Donard Lass 40-1 (9-0) Reluctant to load in stalls, always behind, struggling in rear 4f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Silk Train (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol in Aug.
Secret Woman (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Led 1f, steadied to 3rd 8f out, pushed along and lost 3rd over 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 38l behind Cushion (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gd in Jun.