SUMMIT SURGE is hard to oppose. The tongue-tie, that he sported when winning the York Stakes is back on, and he followed up that run with a fine fourth to Debussy in the Arlington Million. He hasn't had a long arduous season and he can carry his penalty to victory. The weights of this race narrowly favour Saphira's Fire, and William Muir's Cape Cross mare ran well in defeat earlier in the month at Doncaster. Stablemate Island Sunset has nine lengths to find with Nideeb following Clive Brittain's colt's runaway Kempton win, Hidden Brief needs to improve for the Polytrack, whilst Suits Me is a course and distance winner who will ensure a decent tempo but his handicapping form leaves him well short.
Summit Surge (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Bid 3wd btw, even late, 5th of 10, 4l behind Debussy (9-0) at Arlington(USA) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Suits Me 66-1 (9-9) Led, headed over 3f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 19l behind Lost In The Moment (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Oct.
Cumulus Nimbus 16-1 (8-12) Steadied start, raced keenly, held up in rear, outpaced 3f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 7, 6l behind Timepiece (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gs in Oct.
Nideeb 3-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, readily, won at Kempton 1m 2f stks (3yo+) (3) pol beating Chock A Block (8-13) by 7l, 4 ran.
Hidden Brief 33-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 17, 2 3/4l behind Ceilidh House (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gs.
Island Sunset (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) Held up in last, ridden over 4f out, outpaced well over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Nideeb (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f stks (3yo+) (3) pol.
Saphira's Fire (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Switched left soon after start, held up towards rear, switched left and headway over 2f out, every chance from over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 17, 1l behind Ceilidh House (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gs.
Sweet Child O'mine 10-1 (8-3) In touch in 5th, headway over 3f out, led approaching final furlong, kept on towards finish, won at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (2) hvy beating West End Lad (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.