Kempton winner MUNTASIR takes on his elders having produced an even better effort to finish second at Sandown last time. He makes more appeal than Key Gold who is taking a big step up in class after scoring at Beverley on his latest start. Alsahil won with plenty in hand at Hamilton last time but may find today's ground on the fast side while Full Speed looks on a high enough mark having ended last season with a win at Newmarket. Dark Dune has solid claims as he had Arizona John behind when scoring over C&D in June.
Full Speed (GER) 9-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, soon led, kept on well, won at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul '11 beating Nobunaga (8-9) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Muntasir (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Bridgehampton (8-2) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Dark Dune (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Steadied in rear, always behind, eased over 2f out, 11th of 12, 42l behind New Hampshire (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Arizona John (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 9l behind Braveheart Move (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Alsahil (USA) 10-1 (9-4) With leader early, tracked clear leader, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, edged right inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul beating Tenhoo (9-2) by 4l, 6 ran.
Painted Tail (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up mid-division in touch, outpaced over 3f out, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 6l behind King Of Windsor (10-1) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Key Gold 5-4fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul beating Tribal Myth (9-5) by 4l, 7 ran.
Lady Kashaan (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 4l behind Kunegunda (9-5) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.