After an encouraging debut Henry Cecil's BRIEF LOOK is taken to win this maiden in front of debutant Final Victory and Desert Vision who makes his seasonal bow. As a daughter of Sadler's Wells the selection should act on the Fibresand and after easily holding a subsequent winner on her debut run when finding just one too good the normal progression should see her in front of these. Out of an Oaks winner, newcomer Final Victory should find success at this trip and a winning debut isn't out of the question with his yard doing well with first time out three-year-olds this term. There is a slight doubt that the surface will suit but a big run is expected. Desert Vision showed plenty of promise last season and as long as he's trained on well his Bumper win on soft ground holds him in high regard here. Ottoman Empire was a little disappointing last time out and this step in trip is not an obvious plus so in an intriguing opener Brief Look looks good.
Desert Vision 9-2 (9-8) In touch, challenged over 1f out, edged left and not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Cape Express (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Fred Kennet 14-1 (10-6) Swerved left start and slowly away, raced keenly in rear, rapid headway to join leaders 7f out, led over 6f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on, lost 2nd towards finish, 4th of 11, 9l behind Double Expresso (11-1) at Southwell 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Beat The Shower 50-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 10th of 15, 17l behind Royal Defence (9-0) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.
Favours Brave 8-1 (9-5) Led after 2f, pushed along 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Harlestone Snake (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 6f (5) gd in Jun.
Knight's Victory (IRE) Cape Cross gelding out of Diminuendo.
Monetary Fund (USA) 7-1 (8-9) Held up in last pair, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, behind when eased inside final furlong, last of 5, 23l behind Lethal Glaze (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Oneofapear (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Slow away, always behind, 5th of 7, 9l behind Drum Dragon (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Ottoman Empire (FR) 6-4fav (9-3) Raced centre, close up, ridden over 3f out, hung right from 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, soon eased, 5th of 8, 15l behind Gripsholm Castle (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Royal Keva (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Behind, some late headway, never on terms, 8th of 13, 29l behind Speed Dating (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Brief Look 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out, driven and stayed on from over 1f out, well held inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Hidden Brief (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jun.
Eloise 6-1 (8-10) Soon niggled along, close up, driven along 5f out, steadily lost place, well behind final 3f, 5th of 12, 16l behind Souter Point (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Myttons Maid 100-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and kept on well when strongly pressed from 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner last half furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind King's Chorister (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo sll (6) gd in Jul.
Rapid Desire (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 16, 30l behind Do The Strand (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft.