Aaim To Prosper hasn't won since his 2010 Cesarewitch victory but was only beaten a nose by Chiberta King in a Listed race at Sandown last summer. The pair met again in the same race this year when occupying the places behind CAVALRYMAN and this time the positions were reversed by a short-head so there's nothing between the pair. The winner, one of three here trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, scored very easily and would take this on that form but didn't run as well behind Times Up in the Group 2 Lonsdale Cup at York last time when stablemate Lost In The Moment finished over three lengths in front of him. The latter hasn't won since Meydan in January of last year but a repeat of that latest effort would see him go close though it's more than likely that his stable companion just wasn't at his best and he's taken to return to winning ways. Caucus has been disappointing but today's quicker ground could bring about a revival.
Cavalryman 4-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway on outer over 3f out, kept on, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Times Up (9-1) at York 2m Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.
Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 80-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 9th of 10, 9l behind Times Up (9-1) at Doncaster 2m 2f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Berling (IRE) (9-4) 4th of 10, 4l behind Bank Of Burden (9-4) at Taby(SWE) 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd.
Caucus 66-1 (9-2) Pulled hard, held up, headway to go close up in 4th after 4f, pushed along 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind Colour Vision (9-0) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun.
Chiberta King 10-11fav (9-2) Led and set decent pace, joined 2f out, soon headed, struck on face by winning riders whip final 125 yards, rallied under strong pressure to 2nd close home, just failed, 2nd of 3, shd behind Songcraft (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 6f cond Stakes (2) gd.
Darley Sun (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Dwelt always in rear, 8th of 10, 9l behind Fame And Glory (9-0) at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) gd in Oct.
Lordofthehouse (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Stated very slowly, behind, headway on outside to chase leaders 12f out, went 2nd 3f out until over 2f out, staying on same pace when hung left inside final 2f, no threat after, 5th of 12, 12l behind Qahriman (9-0) at York 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Lost In The Moment (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Times Up (9-1) at York 2m Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.
Martyr 50-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened when edged right inside final furlong, soon eased, 10th of 12, 4l behind Sir Graham Wade (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (2) gd.
Ocean's Minstrel 14-1 (7-13) Mid-division on inside, outpaced when not clear run 3f out, soon switched left and headway, ridden and stayed under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 32, 3l behind Aaim To Prosper (7-13) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct '10.
Astromagick 7-2fav (8-13) Held up in touch good headway on outside over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and stayed on well when pressed througout final furlong, on top final 75 yards, won at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Wild Desert (9-9) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Cracking Lass (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Wild Coco (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 2 flls (1) gd.
Suzi's A Class Act 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Malekov (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.