A wide-open affair to close proceedings. STIPULATE may not have won since making a winning return in the Feilden over C&D but he had a trio of higher rated older horses in front when fourth to Penitent back at this track last time and that looks the best form on offer. French Navy posted a better effort behind Poet at Newbury in July which suggests a big run here. He makes more appeal than the other Godolphin runners while Bronze Angel will do well to confirm latest running over C&D on worse terms with Mull Of Killough. Producer has a shout at this level but Trade Commissioner flopped on his first start in Group company at Salisbury in August and winning handicapper Labarinto needs a bit more to figure.
French Navy 7-1 (9-4) In touch, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Poet (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) hvy in Jul.
Labarinto 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, led inside final 2f, hard ridden inside final furlong, strongly pressed close home, just held on, won at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Sep beating Prussian (8-3) by hd, 16 ran.
Mull Of Killough (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Raced far side, prominent, led overall 1f out, ran on well until headed and not pace of winner close home, 2nd of 33, 3/4l behind Bronze Angel (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Producer 6-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway and switched left inside final 2f, ridden to chase winner approaching final furlong, stayed on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Scarf (9-2) at Newbury 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Sep.
Quick Wit 6-1 (9-10) Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway over 3f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Sep beating Anderiego (8-12) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Trade Commissioner (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, ridden on outside over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 12l behind Tullius (9-0) at Salisbury 1m Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Sos Brillante (CHI) 150-1 (9-2) Always behind, never a factor, 13th of 14, 15l behind Regal Realm (8-10) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Bronze Angel (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Raced in centre, tracked leading trio in group, good headway over 2f out, went 2nd in group 1f out, strong run and hung right inside final furlong, driven and quickened to lead close home, won at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep beating Mull Of Killough (9-4) by 3/4l, 33 ran.
Burano (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Raced centre, tracked leading pair, pushed along 3f out, soon lost place, 21st of 33, 17l behind Bronze Angel (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Grandeur (IRE) 6-4fav (8-6) Held up in last pair, steady headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, led final 120 yards, in command when edged left soon after, won at Newbury 1m 1f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep beating Boom And Bust (8-11) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Mandaean 5-1 (9-2) 6th of 8, 5l behind Starboard (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Saigon 25-1 (8-13) Raced centre in rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 5l behind Penitent (9-3) at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Stipulate 17-2 (8-13) Raced centre in touch, ridden and headway to lead centre group and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2l behind Penitent (9-3) at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.