You'd get a very short price on this going to one of the British raiders and it is Jeremy Noseda's flying filly FLEETING SPIRIT who can prevail at the expense of Borderlescott. The four-year-old was an impressive winner of the July Cup despite jinking left and right in the closing stages and subsequently she burned off all bar Regal Parade in the Haydock Sprint Cup. She tired in the good to soft ground that day and the unusually fast conditions for the Abbaye are right in her favour. She might just have too much toe for the consistent Borderlescott who is sure to run his race again.
Stern Opinion (USA) 9-2 (8-12) 2nd of 6, hd behind War Artist (9-4) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 3 gd in Sep.
Equiano (FR) 33-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Regal Parade (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.
Black Mambazo (IRE) (8-9) 2nd of 10, shd behind Titus Shadow (8-11) at San Siro(ITY) 5f Listed stks in Sep.
Total Gallery (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Raced keenly, led, ridden and kept on when strongly pressed final 1f, headed and not pace of winner final 50 yards, 2nd of 9, nk behind Strike The Deal (9-0) at Newbury 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.
Atlantic Wave (USA) (9-7) won at Kazan(RUS) 1m Group 2 sks 3yo+ in Aug beating Taktfullchase (9-0) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Reverence 5-1 (9-3) Led and disputed, ridden 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, kept on well, won at Curragh 5f Grp 3 hvy in Aug beating Judge 'n Jury (9-3) by 1l, 7 ran.
Tax Free (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on final furlong, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Borderlescott (9-11) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gf in Aug.
Borderlescott 9-1 (9-11) Close up, ridden 2f out, effort approaching 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, won at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gf in Aug beating Benbaun (9-11) by nk, 16 ran.
Exhibition (IRE) (9-4) 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Calrissian (9-4) at Taby(SWE) 6f Listed stks gd in Sep.
Strike Up The Band 25-1 (9-4) Led, strongly challenged from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Cheveton (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Sohraab 14-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 9, 7l behind Strike The Deal (9-0) at Newbury 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.
War Artist (AUS) 2-1 (9-4) won at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 3 gd in Sep beating Stern Opinion (8-12) by hd, 6 ran.
Benbaun (IRE) 5-4fav (0-10) 4th of 6, 4l behind War Artist (9-4) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 3 gd in Sep.
Another True Story (8-9) 9th of 12, 10l behind Salut L'Africain (9-4) at Deauville(FR) 6f stk std in Aug.
Fleeting Spirit (IRE) 10-3fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway halfway, led on bit over 1f out, ridden and headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Regal Parade (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Held up mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression until stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Love Lockdown (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) pol in Sep.