INTIMIDATE gets another chance after returning a losing favourite at Kempton. A repeat of his earlier second to Glean at Newbury when seven lengths clear of the rest of the field should see Jeremy Noseda's colt open his account. Jontleman is steadily improving judged on his latest second at Goodwood but Bold Prediction looks a bigger threat on his best efforts, though he has something to prove over today's trip. The same comment applies to Royal Caper whose best run came over 6f but the newcomers Soaring Spirits and Greatwood are worth noting in the betting.
Astrum 40-1 (9-2) Led 2f, remained prominent, jumped path over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 17l behind Breton Rock (8-13) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.
Bold Prediction (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 17l behind Old Man Clegg (7-10) at York 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Chocala (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 15l behind Secretinthepark (9-3) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Echo Brava 80-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, went 4th towards finish, no chance with leaders, 4th of 9, 8l behind Red Avenger (9-3) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Foie Gras 16-1 (9-3) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 13l behind Ashaadd (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Greatwood Manduro colt out of Gaze.
Half A Person (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Bellagio Princess.
Herod The Great Sakhee's Secret colt out of Pella.
Intimidate 7-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Baltic Knight (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Jontleman (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Held up in touch in mid-division, not clear run when closing and switched left over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Botanica (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.
Mizyen (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed entering final 2f, headed 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 12l behind Glean (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Royal Caper 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 3f out, last of 9, 14l behind Altruism (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Soaring Spirits (IRE) Tamayuz gelding out of Follow My Lead.
Downright Dizzie 25-1 (8-7) Prominent, over 3f, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 23l behind Montiridge (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.
Penny Rose 14-1 (8-12) Dwelt pushed along in rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 10l behind Shahdaroba (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Sakhee's Rose 16-1 (8-6) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, headway over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 5th of 10, 10l behind The Gatling Boy (9-2) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.