It's only a year since Wigmore Hall won a Grade 1 over this trip in Canada. Michael Bell's globe-trotting six-year-old has his sights lowered here and it would be no surprise to see him go close despite a very disappointing effort on the Polytrack earlier this month. We prefer GATEWOOD, however, as he'll be all the better for his comeback second at Doncaster when the winner probably got first run on him. John Gosden has been nursing him back to his best since a disappointing year spent in Australia. Chancery has been in cracking form in handicaps but Renew beat him fair and square in a Thirsk maiden earlier in the year and Marco Botti's colt looks the pick of the three-year-olds.
Chancery (USA) 7-1 (9-7) In touch, smooth headway to 2nd going well 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug beating Rio's Rosanna (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Gatewood Evensfav (9-2) Tracked winner throughout, ridden entering final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Out Of Bounds (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f cond stks (2) gs.
Wigmore Hall (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, strugging when driven on outside 2f out, never a factor, last of 10, 16l behind Prince Bishop (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol.
Contributer (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, chased leader over 2f out until ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd place inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Hillstar (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Renew (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Nearly Caught (8-8) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp (2) gs.
Testudo (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Led after 2f, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Royal Empire (9-4) at Newbury 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Soho Dancer 40-1 (8-4) Steadied start, keen in touch, effort on outer 3f out, ridden and hung badly left entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Waila (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul.