SIRIUS PROSPECT comes out best at the weights in this but can ruin his chance by starting slowly and ran a shocker over 7f at Ascot last time. He finished well ahead of Lui Rei, when conceding 4lb, in a Listed race at Newmarket last month, however, and a repeat of that form would make him hard to beat. Artistic Jewel won a similar contest at Doncaster two runs ago and was a good third at Pontefract subsequently. But she has to give weight to older horses courtesy of a 5lb penalty and that may prove beyond her. Caratteraccio has his first run for Marco Botti and may need it but is still preferred to Piazza San Pietro.
Caratteraccio (IRE) (9-2) 7th of 12, nk behind Choisir Shadow (8-9) at San Siro(ITY) 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Jun.
Artistic Jewel (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Mince (8-11) at Pontefract 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Lui Rei (ITY) 9-1 (9-0) Raced centre, mid-division, hard driven halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 11l behind Hitchens (9-7) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Aug.
Piazza San Pietro 50-1 (9-9) Raced on near side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 28, 10l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Sirius Prospect (USA) 14-1 (9-10) Raced centre, chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 17th of 18, 19l behind Don't Call Me (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf.