BLUE JACK is clear on official ratings and this is just a matter of whether he can run anywhere near his mark. If he does, then Tom Dascombe's charge will take all the beating. Basilica has joined Bill Turner and hasn't run on the Flat since early last year though he's still rated higher than Desert Strike, who is always a threat at this level. Windsor winner Sarangoo makes more appeal than the disappointing Style And Panache but the remainder have it all to do on today's terms.
Desert Strike 5-1 (9-11) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Rash Judgement (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden over 1f out, carried left and not much room entering final furlong, no impression, 10th of 12, 9l behind Restless Bay (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Jul.
Basilica 80-1 (8-12) Overall leader on stands' side rail, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 31l behind Sikeeb (9-1) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr '11.
Blue Jack 7-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Silvanus (9-3) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
Athaakeel (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, 9th of 13, 8l behind Marinus (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Icing Sugar 100-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 14l behind Evanescent (9-3) at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Sarangoo 13-8fav (9-10) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, headway on outside halfway, ridden and no impression when hung left over 1f out, 4th of 8, 10l behind Crimson Queen (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Style And Panache (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, head high edged right and headed inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Rowe Park (9-8) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Ave Sofia 16-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, brief effort over 2f out, 11th of 13, 21l behind Fifteentwo (9-6) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.