Stomachion was still beaten a long way despite finishing third at Goodwood in June and Takaathur is having his first start since making his debut at Kempton last year. The latter sports Godolphin's first colours though the newcomer Hawker is related to several winners and not easily dismissed. Breeding suggests this longer trip will bring out the best in MUTHAFAR and he gets the nod after finishing third over 7f at Newmarket on his seasonal return. Duchess Of Seville failed to improve here last time but the 120,000gns newcomer Wandsworth is worth noting.
Willow Island (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 29l behind Mungo Park (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol.
Another Name (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden and outpaced 2f out, no chance with leading trio from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 12l behind Poitin (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) gf.
Hawker Street Cry gelding out of Dunnes River.
Muthafar (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, chased leader 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Narmin (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Polvere D'oro 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 23l behind Satwa Story (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Red Red Wine 40-1 (8-0) Towards rear and outpaced, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 16l behind Illustrious Prince (9-4) at Redcar 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Stomachion (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Close up, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Anna's Pearl (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Takaathur (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 5l behind Greatwood (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Wandsworth (IRE) Authorized gelding out of Henties Bay.
Duchess Of Seville 10-1 (9-0) Behind, headway and edged left over 1f out, went 3rd inside ifnal furlong, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Ostaad (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Zeteah Passing Glance filly out of Ajeebah.