There only seems to be one conclusion to this and that is that TREADWELL should take all the beating on these terms leaving Starwatch and Cumulus Nimbus fighting for minor honours. Now with an official rating of 98, the selection ran a cracker to finish fifth in the Coventry at Royal Ascot and returned to action to chase home Al Zir at Doncaster last week. He clearly sets the standard. Starwatch defied a huge price to chase home a decent sort in a conditions race at Windsor last time. He is of interest if the progression continues here. Cumulus Nimbus has 10lbs to find on the selection according to the official ratings and on these terms his chances look slim and with not much else in the field holding realistic claims we're happy to stick with Treadwell.
Cumulus Nimbus 12-1 (9-0) Keen, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 9l behind Shakespearean (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Treadwell (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Checked winner throughout, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 2nd of 3, 5l behind Al Zir (9-2) at Doncaster 7f 2yo stks (2) gf.
Fairy Promises (USA) 13-2 (9-0) Raced wide of main group, made all, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo stks (5) hvy in Jul beating Bintalwaadi (9-0) by 3l, 5 ran.
Spa's Dancer (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, pulled hard and soon prominent, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 4l behind Najd (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Starwatch 50-1 (8-7) Chased leaders in 4th, pushed along and outpaced half way, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, eased when no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Lucky General (8-12) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (3) gd in Aug.
Fontley 40-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 4l behind Kithonia (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (4) sft.