SASH OF HONOUR was beaten five lengths on his debut at Newmarket last month but the first two home have both gone close in Group company since. The Coolmore-owned colt gets the nod to open his account here on that form. Border Legend made a promising debut in soft ground at Newbury and may have the edge on fitness over Cathredral and Mossbrae, who also showed ability when placed on their introductions. Widyaan is preferred to stablemate and newcomer Linn County but Totally Dominant and Valiant are debutants to keep an eye on in the betting.
Border Legend 4-1fav (9-3) Ran very green in mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 2nd and green over 1f out, one pace and no impression when lost 2nd final 140 yards, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Forest Row (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr.
Bute Hall 16-1 (9-3) In rear, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 13, 15l behind Rebel Song (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Cathedral 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, ran green in rear, headway 2f out, stayed on to 3rd final 130 yards, finished well, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Miblish (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Mossbrae 12-1 (9-3) Held up, raced center from halfway, headway and every chance from over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Handsome Man (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Sash Of Honour (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon outpaced, rallied entering final furlong, kept on, 4th of 11, 6l behind Model Pupil (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Star Date (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out until no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Father of Science (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) sft.
Stature (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 10l behind Mazeydd (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Totally Dominant (USA) War Chant colt out of Miss Kilroy.
Turned To Gold (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Led, headed and hung left over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Assizes (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Valiant Galileo colt out of Whazzis.
Widyaan (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, soon not much room, faded final furlong, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Gabrial The Great (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr.
Linn County Cape Cross filly out of Lane County.