Great White Eagle picked up a Group 3 at the Curragh last month to remain unbeaten while Astaire beat Justice Day and Saayerr in the Gimcrack at York and should figure. Green Door may be best over 5f having won the Flying Childers at Doncaster last time and Hot Streak returned the easy winner of the Cornwallis over the minimum trip at Ascot. The latter, along with Shamson, had earlier found Supplicant too good in the Mill Reef over today's trip at Newbury and Richard Fahey's colt has leading claims but SUDIRMAN is just preferred. David Wachman's charge came up short in the National Stakes over a longer trip at the Curragh last time but had won the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at the same track earlier and gets the nod back over 6f.
Astaire (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) With leaders, led narrowly over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, held on gamely final furlong, won at York 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) sft in Aug beating Wilshire Boulevard (8-12) by nk, 7 ran.
Bahamian Heights 5-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Hurryupharriet (8-12) at Ayr 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) sft in Sep.
Brown Sugar 11-2 (9-3) Held up in 5th on inside, good headway between horses to 3rd 2f out, led and hung left just inside final furlong, soon ridden and hung right, just held on, won at Kempton 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) pol in Sep beating Figure Of Speech (9-0) by shd, 7 ran.
Great White Eagle (USA) 1-3fav (9-3) Held up in rear early, headway on outer 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep beating Remember You (9-0) by 2l, 9 ran.
Green Door 18-1 (9-0) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Doncaster 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Sep beating Wind Fire (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Hot Streak (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, smooth headway to lead inside final 2f, soon ridden, clear when edged right over 1f out, ran on, easily, won at Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs beating Outer Space (9-0) by 5l, 12 ran.
Jallota 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 17, 2 1/4l behind Oklahoma City (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo aut (2) gf.
Justice Day (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Made all, driven when challenged over 2f out, drew clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Salisbury 6f 2yo stks (2) hvy beating Complicit (9-1) by 3l, 5 ran.
Saayerr 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 5l behind Astaire (8-12) at York 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) sft in Aug.
Shamshon (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Tracked leading trio, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no imression over 1f out,, 5th of 7, 2l behind Supplicant (9-1) at Newbury 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) sft in Sep.
Speedfiend 5-1 (9-5) Led, ridden inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 6, ns behind Mushir (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Sudirman (USA) 15-8 (9-3) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along to challenge 2f out, ridden in 2nd over 1f out, no impression winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Toormore (9-3) at Curragh 7f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.
Supplicant 7-2fav (9-1) Took keen hold tracking leaders, switched right and headway over 1f out, ridden chasing leaders when rider dropped whip inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 150 yards, won at Newbury 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) sft in Sep beating Rufford (9-1) by 3/4l, 7 ran.