William Buick is principally here to ride POMODORO for retainer John Gosden and the Pivotal gelding can get off the mark at the second time of asking. He started slowly on his debut at Kempton and was still well behind turning for home but ran on strongly under tender handling and will be more the finished article here. Vermont was second on his debut at Sandown in June but only fourth when favourite at Newmarket subsequently while Personable has his first race since finishing second at Nottingham last October, though fitness is rarely an issue for a Charlie Appleby runner. Just One Kiss has shown some promise and looks the pick of the remainder as she may not have stayed 1m4f at Windsor last time.
Muraafiq (USA) 66-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 7, 34l behind Refectory (9-5) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft.
Innsbruck Tiger Hill gelding out of Lille Hammer.
Personable 9-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, soon dropped to mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Tawhid (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Pomodoro 12-1 (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 13, 9l behind Deglet Noor (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Two Moons 20-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and no impression 2f out until stayed on towards finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Cosseted (9-0) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gf in Aug.
Vermont 15-8fav (9-5) Awkwardly away and slow into stride, headway 8f out, led 5f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Urban Dance (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Anne's Valentino 200-1 (9-0) Held up behind, struggling over 4f out, soon ridden, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 35l behind Jeeraan (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Just One Kiss 7-1 (9-4) Not much room start, took keen hold, held up, closed after 2f, steadied 7f out, headway over 3f out, soon ridden, beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Bantam (9-2) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Nautical Twilight 200-1 (9-0) Behind, struggling over 4f out, never dangerous, last of 12, 39l behind Jeeraan (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Travel (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 9th of 12, 24l behind Odeliz (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll mdn (5) gf in Jun.