This looks a decent handicap and several have claims. Deia Sunrise made all to record a clear-cut success at Leicester and will be prominent from the outset while Angel Gabrial appreciated the stiff finish here last time to score and likes fast ground. Courage has been knocking on the door in maiden company and makes his handicap debut while Royal Empire won on his debut on the Polytrack at Lingfield, though the handicapper has taken no chances with the Godolphin colt. INITIATOR was biting off more than he could chew in the King Edward VII Stakes at Ascot but will find this opposition less taxing and was an impressive winner on fast ground at Windsor earlier. He gets the nod though Mazeydd looked a nice prospect last year and has plenty of scope.
Royal Empire 5-4fav (9-3) Mid-division, ran green pushed along and lost place halfway, headway over 2f out, chased leading pair well over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jul beating Gold Edition (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Deia Sunrise (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Made virtually all, driven over 2f out, ridden and stayed on well from over 1f out, well in command final furlong, won at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Queen's Estate (8-13) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on towards finsh, 5th of 10, 1/2l behind Elkhart (8-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Forest Row 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, eased over 1f out, 11th of 12, well behind Michelangelo (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Jun.
Initiator 25-1 (8-12) Steadied start, took keen hold and always in rear, outpaced over 3f out, soon lost touch, eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 5, 24l behind Thomas Chippendale (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) sft in Jun.
Angel Gabrial (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Settled in rear, headway on outer from over 1f out, ran on strongly final furlong, edged right and led final strides, won at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Night And Dance (9-11) by shd, 9 ran.
Courage (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway, pushed along over 3f out, closed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, not quicken and headed close home, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Surprise Moment (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Mazeydd 14-1 (9-0) Keen hold tracking leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on well, won at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep beating Went The Day Well (9-0) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Niceofyoutotellme 11-8fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, soon lost 3rd place, 4th of 7, 10l behind Paddyfrommenlo (8-12) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Educate 9-2 (9-2) In rear, switched left over 2f out, effort when hung badly left 1f out, not recover, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Prussian (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
Naael (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 4f out, no extra and weakened, 11th of 13, 50l behind I Have A Dream (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 4f mdn stks hvy in Jul.