Halfsin is unbeaten in three starts this year and still on the upgrade judged on his win in a handicap over C&D last month. He'll make a bold bid again this but may just find AL KAZEEM too strong off level weights. Roger Charlton's colt hasn't raced since beating Labarinto on the Rowley Mile here in May but has probably been kept back for an autumn campaign and an entry in the Great Voltigeur in 12 days' time suggests connections think he's capable of holding his own in decent company. Roayh has an even longer lay-off to overcome but Moriarty is a danger dropped in grade and makes more appeal than Slim Shadey, whose 2000 Guineas is now little more than a distant memory.
Al Kazeem 9-2 (9-4) Made all, quickened 2f out, clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May beating Labarinto (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Barbican 12-1 (9-0) Raced stands' side, tracked leader until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 7l behind Laajooj (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in May.
Halfsin (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Made all, stayed stands side alone from over 7f out, ridden and hung left over 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul beating Kirthill (9-2) by 1l, 7 ran.
Moriarty (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 8f out, no impression after', 8th of 10, 8l behind Namibian (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Roayh (USA) 7-4fav (8-8) Always mid-division, 7th of 14, 7l behind Lord Of The Stars (8-8) at Meydan(UAE) 7f con stks gd in Feb.
Slim Shadey 22-1 (9-0) Chased leading trio, pushed along over 3f out, driven and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 6l behind Neebras (9-0) at Goodwood 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.