This could prove tricky with the potential for a slow pace. However, Frankie takes over the reins on SNOWBOARDER and is likely to set his own pace in front if the others set off at a crawl. His mount went close to following-up his Kempton win when runner-up at Newmarket last time and looks closely matched with Ayaar, who got off the mark at Folkestone last month having been highly tried before that. Secret Sign finished last in the Richmond Stakes on his latest start but is not out of this on his earlier win at Windsor.
Ayaar (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Behind, headway from 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Brave Command (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Secret Sign 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, last of 8, 20l behind Heavy Metal (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd.
Snowboarder (USA) 5-4fav (9-5) Always prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Fantastic Moon (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gf.