SAYIF is the standout contender in this Listed contest and gets the vote ahead of Triple Aspect and Awinnersgame. Peter Chapple-Hyam's colt was runner-up in the 2008 Middle Park over this trip and on fast ground and after disappointing next time at Doncaster he came back to tough it out at Leicester where he won last time. There is no reason why he can't improve again for that and he looks the pick on what he has achieved so far. Triple Aspect has an unblemished record with three wins from as many starts, including the Group 3 Prix d'Arenberg at Chantilly when last seen in September. With the yard in red hot form he is very much respected. Awinnersgame drops back in trip after being kept to 7f for his five most recent runs, two of which have proved successful. He is by Kyllachy and so should retain plenty of speed, although he does have to prove it here. Run For The Hills has a fair bit to find to get competitive, but Marine Boy would have every chance if able to recapture the form of his Mill Reef Stakes run last season. Enderby Spirit has a fair bit to find with the selection on their Leicester running and that selection is Sayif.
Elnawin 11-4 (9-2) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 5l behind Total Gallery (9-0) at Ascot 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in Apr.
Triple Aspect (IRE) (8-11) won at Chantilly(FR) 5f stk gd in Sep beating Thunderous Mood (8-11) by 1l, 8 ran.
Imperial Guest 150-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, always behind, tailed off final 2f, eased, last of 15, well behind Sea The Stars (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Grp 1 3yo (1) gf.
Saxford 16-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 13l behind Ouqba (8-9) at Newmarket 7f lst hcp (1) gf in Apr.
Awinnersgame (IRE) 7-2fav (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, hung left and chased winner over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Ouqba (8-9) at Newmarket 7f lst hcp (1) gf in Apr.
Border Patrol 2-1fav (9-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, kept on well to lead just inside final furlong, edged left, ridden out, won at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr beating South Easter (9-3) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Enderby Spirit (GR) 12-1 (8-11) Slight lead on stand rail, ridden and narrowly headed approaching final furlong, kept on gamely under pressure throughout final furlong, always just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Total Gallery (9-0) at Ascot 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in Apr.
Marine Boy (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Started very slowly, lost all chance, always tailed off, last of 9, 38l behind Total Gallery (9-0) at Ascot 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in Apr.
Run For The Hills 13-8fav (9-3) Made all, driven final furlong, readily, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct beating Invincible Heart (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Sayif (IRE) 5-6fav (8-10) Led 1f, chased leader after, ridden 2f out, driven inside final furlong, ran on gamely to lead final strides, won at Leicester 6f 3yo stk (3) gf in Apr beating Sneak Preview (8-9) by hd, 5 ran.