'The Boys in Blue' are double-handed and COLONIAL can be one for Frankie Dettori. He's been brought steadily to the boil and ran a top-notch race last time when close-up fourth under topweight in a competitive Doncaster handicap. He's clearly spot-on now and must have strong claims. However, it's far from unusual to see Godolphin do well with second strings and Al Aasifh, also second at Doncaster last time behind Prime Defender on his first outing since last October, should go well too. The prime threat though is Forjatt. The Varian charge has not had things go his way this term but showed his turn was near with a very solid effort in a useful Newmarket handicap last time. Inler has a chance at his best but is hard to catch right.
Colonial (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 18, 1 1/2l behind Grissom (8-4) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Inler (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Raced centre, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon beaten and eased, 8th of 12, 15l behind Libranno (8-8) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) gs in Jun.
Invincible Soul (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Raced stand side, went right start in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 45l behind Leviathan (9-3) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jun.
Mia's Boy 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, effort over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 11th of 18, 8l behind Grissom (8-4) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Mon Cadeaux 6-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, not clear run briefly inside final furlong, kept on, not able to challenge, 5th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Belle Royale (8-10) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gf.
Rodrigo De Torres 66-1 (9-0) Steadied and switched left after start, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 11, 9l behind Doncaster Rover (9-0) at York 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Al Aasifh (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Tracked leader, hard ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Prime Defender (9-4) at Doncaster 6f cond Stakes (3) gf in Jul.
Forjatt (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind White Frost (8-2) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Sos Brillante (CHI) (9-10) 5th of 16, 7l behind Lord Ego (8-13) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f hcp in Mar '10.