A minefield for punters and DIAMOND JOHNNY G represents our stab in the dark though don't be surprised to see interest in Maashooq and Mrs Boss. John Best has two in this race but with a sixth in the Norfolk Stakes already on the board, it's a fair bet that this colt is the pick of the pair. Maashooq and Rose Aurora represent the yard of Marcus Tregoning. The former was a 25/1 shot on debut at Kempton but ran much too green to do himself justice and its worth a chance that he can leave behind that effort. Mrs Boss has been something of a bookmakers benefit in recent months but she hasn't been beaten far by decent opposition and with the yard finally sending out winners, it would be disappointing were she not in the shake up. Rum King was big odds for a Newmarket maiden though ran accordingly. However, Young Simon was 100-1 for his second career start at Yarmouth but while he never threatened to win the affair, there was no fluke about his second place. Quaestor has plenty of early pace though he was soon snuffed out by Dick Turpin in the big sales race at Fairyhouse. The going was pretty testing on that occasion and he may be better suited by conditions as they are this afternoon. Diamond Johnny G certainly brings some of the better form to the table and we will support him in the hope that he will be able to demonstrate it against this lesser grade of opposition.
Barafundle Boy Deportivo gelding out of Barawin.
Casanova Kid 100-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always behind, 10th of 12, 19l behind Adele Blanc Sec (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Diamond Johnny G (USA) 40-1 (8-12) Keen in touch, ridden halfway, hung left and weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 21l behind Arcano (8-12) at Newmarket 6f Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jul.
Freeforaday (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon hard ridden and chased winner, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Monsieur Joe (9-3) at Folkestone 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Maashooq 25-1 (9-3) Bustled along leaving stalls, soon towards rear, stayed there, 9th of 11, 8l behind Brick Red (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Aug.
Pie Poudre Zafeen gelding out of Eglantine.
Quaestor (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Soon led, strongly pressed under 2f out, headed and dropped to 3rd over 1f out, weakened, 10th of 16, 14l behind Dick Turpin (9-7) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo stk sft in Aug.
Rum King (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride in rear, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 18l behind Al Zir (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Seeking Stardom 40-1 (8-9) Slowly away, green and always in rear, 13th of 14, 24l behind Marcus Cicero (8-13) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Young Simon 100-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Marrayah (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Folly Bridge 40-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mon Cadeaux (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Mrs Boss 13-2 (8-11) Slowly away, reminders soon after start, outpaced and always behind, 8th of 10, 11l behind Tropical Treat (8-12) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Mystic Millie (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders to halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 17l behind Beyond Desire (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo stks (2) gd in Jul.
Restyle 66-1 (8-10) Chased leaders until weakened over 2f out, 10th of 15, 18l behind Ibmab (8-11) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo clm (6) gd in Aug.
Rose Aurora Pastoral Pursuits filly out of Khaladja.