Yaakooum was well backed on debut at Newbury but missed the break and never got competitive thereafter. That will have taught him plenty and the extra yardage here is probably in his favour. Richard Hannon also saddles Windshear and he has plenty of stamina in his pedigree, though may make a better three-year-old. Scotland should eventually pay his way while Danjeu is by Montjeu and is entered in a couple of this autumn's valuable sales races. But Lady Cecil must have a high opinion of VENEZIA as the grey, a son of Galileo, still holds an entry in next month's Racing Post Trophy and would probably have to win this to take his chance.
Arab Dawn Dalakhani colt out of Victoire Celebre.
Arantes 25-1 (9-5) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 11, 12l behind Madeed (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Danjeu (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Wanna.
Douman (USA) 66-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and hung right from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 8th of 13, 8l behind Ensuring (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Gavlar 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt outpaced, never on terms, 6th of 8, 16l behind Voice of A Leader (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Lochalsh (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade colt out of Kylemore.
Scotland (GER) Monsun colt out of Sqillo.
Venezia (IRE) Galileo colt out of St Roch.
Windshear Hurricane Run colt out of Portal.
Yaakooum (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on well closing stages, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 8l behind First Flight (9-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Luna Sunrise 66-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, ran green and pushed along in rear, took keen hold and hit rail 5f out, never on terms, last of 11, 23l behind Top Tug (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.