A long absence isn't always a negative with a Godolphin runner so the lightly-raced Genius Step has to be considered in this. The boys in blue are also represented by top weight Invisible Hunter, a winner at Sandown in July, while the in-form Miss Ellany may still be on a decent mark. Trail Blaze doesn't know how to run a bad race and should also figure while Charitable Act took advantage of a drop down the ratings to score at Bath, though more is needed here. NAWWAAR was held in some regard as a two-year-old but took a while to come to himself this season. He has only just been touched off in his last two starts at Newmarket, however, and it would be no surprise to see John Dunlop's colt go one better here. Our Boy Jack may be best of the rest.
Invisible Hunter (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 7, 7l behind Blue Surf (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Trail Blaze (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Stirring Ballad (8-12) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Nawwaar (USA) 5-1 (8-10) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, gaining on winner towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind I'm So Glad (8-10) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Mabaany 6-1 (8-13) Led early, took keen hold tracking leaders, not clear run and lost place 4f out, well beaten over 1f out, 12th of 13, 19l behind Gabrial (9-1) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) fm in May.
Genius Step (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, pushed out, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep '11 beating Okimono (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Roger Sez (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) In rear, pushed along halfway, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 17l behind Lady Macduff (8-11) at Haydock 1m fll hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Our Boy Jack (IRE) 10-1 (8-1) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 4th of 9, 6l behind Stirring Ballad (8-12) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Miss Ellany (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ripon 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug beating Lady Loch (9-4) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Boris Grigoriev (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Led, headed 1f out, soon faded, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Roninski (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Charitable Act (FR) 12-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and narrowly headed over 1f out, rallied gamely to lead again inside final furlong, on top towards finish, readily, won at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug beating Multi Bene (9-5) by nk, 9 ran.