Godolphin have won both renewals of this and are triple-handed with ALMAAS, who had a rough passage on his debut at Kempton where he showed his inexperience and will have benefited greatly from the run, probably the best of the trio at this stage. Imperial Order has been highly tried on both starts to date and can do better while there are several beautifully-bred newcomers engaged, especially Rye House, who is related to some classy performers. Engrossing is a half-brother to six winners and is one to note in the betting.
Almaas (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, not much room 5f out, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, no chance with winner, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Validus (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Anomaly Pivotal colt out of Anna Palariva.
Arte Del Calcio 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 17l behind Most Improved (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Dandy (GER) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon chased leading pair on inside, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Archbishop (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Engrossing Tiger Hill colt out of Pan Galactic.
Gabrial The Great (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Bayourida.
Imperial Order (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, challenged over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 7l behind Perennial (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Moonship Halling colt out of Soviet Moon.
Poetic Power (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Chalice Wells.
Prince Of Orange (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Cox Orange.
Rye House (IRE) Dansili colt out of Threefold.
Stature (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, steadied start, held up last, outpaced 3f out, no chance after, 5th of 6, 8l behind Farhaan (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2yo nov stk (4) gd.
Tigertoo (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Dwelt always in rear, 11th of 13, 15l behind Oscan (9-3) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Waafid (USA) Hard Spun colt out of Hazimah.
Weaam (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Merayaat.