Having trained Goldikova to win this in 2010, Freddy Head now has another brilliant filly on his hands in MOONLIGHT CLOUD. Unbeaten this year, she had a host of Group 1 winners behind when landing the Jacques Le Marois at Deauville last time and is hard to oppose. Gordon Lord Byron won this last year and with a recent victory in a Group 1 sprint at Haydock under his belt looks sure to make another bold bid. Garswood has a bit to find with the latter on Haydock running though he's better over today's 7f trip while French 2000 Guineas winner Style Vendome ran below par in soft ground last time. Group 2 winner Viztoria has a much tougher task here and and the German raider Sommerabend was well beaten in this last year.
Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Raced towards far side close up, led over 1f out, forged clear final furlong, impressive, won at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep beating Slade Power (9-3) by 3l, 13 ran.
American Devil (FR) 7-1 (9-1) 10th of 16, 11l behind Myasun (9-1) at Deauville(FR) 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Dux Scholar (9-4) won at Velka Chuchle(CZE) 1m stks gd in Sep, 0 ran.
Sommerabend 20-1 (9-1) 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Desert Blanc (9-1) at Longchamp(FR) 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Blarney Stone (JPN) 33-1 (8-12) 6th of 9, 5l behind Mirza (8-12) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 3 (1) sft in Sep.
Style Vendome (FR) 7-1 (8-11) 5th of 7, 7l behind Maxios (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.
Garswood 5-1 (9-1) Restless in stalls slowly away behind, late headway final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 13, 6l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.
Anodin (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) 3rd of 7, 5l behind Maxios (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.
Intense Pink 40-1 (9-0) Raced towards far side held up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 18l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.
Moonlight Cloud 11-4 (9-1) won at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug beating Olympic Glory (8-11) by shd, 13 ran.
Viztoria (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Held up, headway over 3f out, pressed leaders over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gs in Sep beating Lockwood (9-4) by 3/4l, 9 ran.