Colombian has had four outings on slow ground in France since winning his maiden at Chester back in May and is a doubtful participant if the going stays fast. However, AL KAZEEM is fancied to land this even if the former takes part, as Roger Charlton's colt continues to improve and found only the progressive Green Destiny too good in the Group 3 Arc Trial over 1m3f here last month. French Navy had also been going the right way with a Group 3 victory at Goodwood before a disappointing effort in the Prix Dollar at Longchamp, while Barbican landed his hat-trick when stepped up to Listed company at Ascot last time. There could be more to come from recent Listed winner Mohedian Lady, while Beaten Up hasn't been tested in winning both starts to date, but he will be today.
Allied Powers (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 9l behind Ley Hunter (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Theology 6-1 (9-3) Held up tracking leading trio, went 3rd over 4f out, ridden and disputing 2nd over 2f out, one pace when hampered over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Times Up (9-6) at Newmarket 2m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Sep.
Vulcanite (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up last, never in contention, 13th of 20, 7l behind Moyenne Corniche (8-10) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
French Navy 6-1 (8-9) 9th of 11, 11l behind Byword (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Al Kazeem 7-2 (8-10) Tracked leader until 6f out, stayed in close 3rd, switched left to inside to challenge 3f out, led over 2f out, looked likely winner until winner quickened past closing stages, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Green Destiny (9-6) at Newbury 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Barbican 7-2 (9-0) Keen early, tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, joined and narrowly headed inside final furlong, rallied to lead again post, won at Ascot 1m 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep beating Highland Castle (9-0) by shd, 6 ran.
Beaten Up 9-4fav (8-11) Tracked leaders and keen, led on bit over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, readily, won at Doncaster 1m 2f stks 0-85 (3) gd in Sep beating Mashaaref (8-11) by 4l, 16 ran.
Colombian (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led narrowly inside final 2f, headed and no extra over 1f out, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Reliable Man (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Mohedian Lady (IRE) 3-1fav (8-9) Took keen hold tracking leaders, headway to lead 3f out, hung right to far rail entering final 2f, in command over 1f out, stayed on strongly (new course record), won at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Sep beating Imperial Pippin (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.