It will be a little disappointing if DELEGATOR can't confirm Newbury form with Sir Gerry even though there was only a neck between them at the line. The Godolphin colt was reported to be likely to need that run and did everything easily enough despite the narrow margins at the post. Red Jazz was surely flattered by his run at Ascot but the best of the rest of his form gives him every chance of making the frame at a track he runs well although he could get some company up front with Duff in the line-up. Main Aim was beaten into fourth twelve months ago and connections now reach for a visor whilst Himalya, High Standing, Dream Eater and Cat Junior continue to frustrate despite performing creditably. Mabait is another with minor claims along with Shakespearean who needs to bounce back from a poor run.
Shakespearean (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Balthazaar's Gift (9-4) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Cat Junior (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Balthazaar's Gift (9-4) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Delegator 3-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, held on, won at Newbury 7f Listed stks (1) gd in Sep beating Sir Gerry (9-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Dream Eater (IRE) (9-6) 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Pressing (9-6) at Veliefendi(TUR) 1m clm stks sft in Sep.
Duff (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed last 100 yards, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 12, 1l behind Balthazaar's Gift (9-4) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Harrison George (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly entering final furlong, soon hard ridden, kept on well towards finish, won at Redcar 7f Listed stks (1) gs beating Eton Rifles (9-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
High Standing (USA) 13-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon no extra, 5th of 12, 3l behind Balthazaar's Gift (9-4) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Himalya (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold early, held up in mid division, headway over 1f out, one pace in 4th and no impression final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Lady Of The Desert (8-9) at Ascot 6f Grp 2 (1) gs in Sep.
Mabait (9-6) 3rd of 11, 2l behind Pressing (9-6) at Veliefendi(TUR) 1m clm stks sft in Sep.
Main Aim 4-5fav (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out until inside final furlong, edged right, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Poet's Voice (8-9) at Goodwood 1m Grp 2 (1) sft in Aug.
Sir Gerry (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division and keen, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 11l behind Harrison George (9-0) at Redcar 7f Listed stks (1) gs.
Red Jazz (USA) 40-1 (8-13) Chased leading pair, went 2nd well over 1f out, challenged 1f out, stayed on gamely inside final furlong, not quite pace of leading duo final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Poet's Voice (8-13) at Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.
Golden Stream (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 7l behind Shakespearean (8-11) at Newbury 7f Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.
Blue Angel (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, not pace of winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Rainfall (9-2) at Ascot 7f fll lst stks (1) gs in Sep.