Barry Hills reeled off a hat-trick in this race between 2005/7 so Compton Way and Billie Jean merit attention but a chance is taken on ASRAAB. Ghazwah arguably sets the standard but she was a shade disappointing at Kempton so has a little to prove on her first run since whilst Beaumont's Party and Illustrious Prince will both need to step up on the level of form that they showed at Lingfield when just outside the places. Billie Jean finished a long way last on her sole start so couldn't be put forward with confidence whilst Decency also needs to improve on the form that she showed at Lingfield. Compton Way is the first foal of a lightly raced dam and doesn't make as much appeal on paper as Hajjaan or Mawzoon with the latter a half-brother to Red Clubs. Saeed Bin Suroor has enjoyed an excellent year with his juveniles and he saddles a 220,000 euro purchase out of a half-sister to Dandy Man. The market has been a good guide to the stable's newcomers and a chance is taken with Asraab in the hope that the market speaks positively.
Asraab (IRE) Oasis Dream colt out of Alexander Queen.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, edged right soon after, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Verdant (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Brody's Boy Tumbleweed Ridge colt out of Raffelina.
Compton Way Compton Place colt out of Never Away.
Gojeri (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Held up, outpaced from halfway, last of 11, 33l behind Horseradish (8-11) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Hajjaan (USA) Mr Greeley colt out of Danzig Island.
Hallucinating Oasis Dream gelding out of Follow Flanders.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Switched left start, headway until mid-division over 4f out, pushed along to chase leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Verdant (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Imperial Delight 15-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to lead briefly 1f out, every chance until unable to quicken towards finish, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Za Za Zoom (8-12) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Mawzoon (IRE) Pivotal colt out of Two Clubs.
State Gathering 17-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 12l behind Exceedingly Bold (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Tell Halaf Oasis Dream colt out of Topkamp.
Billie Jean 10-1 (9-0) Started very slowly, always outpaced in rear, never on terms, last of 12, 30l behind Existentialist (9-0) at Windsor 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf in May.
Decency (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, soon tracking leaders, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Transvaal Sky (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Aug.
Ghazwah 4-5fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Damietta (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Aug.
May Chorus (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, edged left 1f out, kept on inside last, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Hulcote Rose (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.