CAPPONI can further enhance the decent record of three-year-old's in recent years. Mark Johnston's gelding won impressively here in July before acquitting himself well at Goodwood over ten furlongs. That form has been franked and coupled with the drop back in trip being in his favour a bold bid looks on the cards. The ground should be ideal for bottom-weight Navajo Chief, the locally-trained Extraterrestrial is now very attractively handicapped, whilst Vainglory, Noble Citizen and Proponent are all consistent but perhaps a tad high in the weights. A bigger threat might be Al Muheer who has caught the eye since going to the yard of David Nicholls, Tiger Reigns who would love any rain, and the classy top two of Acrostic and Stoic who are both regulars in the big mile handicaps during the year.
Stoic (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Raced centre, chased leaders, edged right to join main group over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression on leaders, 14th of 29, 14l behind Invisible Man (8-9) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Acrostic 11-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear on outside, pushed along inside final 4f, no real impression when edged right final 2f, 14th of 19, 13l behind Sea Lord (8-9) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Balcarce Nov (ARG) 16-1 (9-3) Raced far side, held up in rear, keeping on same pace and no chance when hampered and snatched up over 1f out, 18th of 29, 17l behind Invisible Man (8-9) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Tartan Gigha (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Took keen hold in mid-division, pushed along 2f out, no impression when edged right well over 1f out, 12th of 15, 16l behind Indian Days (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Suruor (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Behind stands side, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 21, 1 3/4l behind Castles In The Air (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
Tiger Reigns 20-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, prominent, chased leader 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken towards finish, 4th of 17, 1 1/4l behind Our Joe Mac (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Light From Mars 14-1 (9-1) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 6, 10l behind Mabait (9-1) at Pontefract 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Al Muheer (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Behind, headway on inside from 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 6th of 19, 6l behind Sea Lord (8-9) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Proponent (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway on outside inside final 2f, stayed on to 4th final 100 yards, nearest finish, 4th of 19, 5l behind Sea Lord (8-9) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Greyfriarschorista 11-2 (9-7) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 12l behind Side Glance (8-8) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Freeforaday (USA) 50-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, outpaced final 2f, last of 9, 7l behind Sea Lord (8-7) at Salisbury 1m Grp 3 (1) gf.
Mahadee (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, chased winner until over 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 19, 33l behind Sea Lord (8-9) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Noble Citizen (USA) 16-1 (8-2) Mid-division stands side, outpaced 2f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong to take 2nd post, not reached winner, 2nd of 21, 1/2l behind Castles In The Air (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
Ransom Note 8-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, closer order on outside halfway, ridden just inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 19, 8l behind Sea Lord (8-9) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Capponi (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Chased leading trio, went 2nd 2f out until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 8l behind Beachfire (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Vainglory (USA) 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort on inside 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to press winner inside final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Set The Trend (9-7) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Classic Colori (IRE) 40-1 (8-6) Restrained start, pulled hard in rear, outpaced over 2f out, last of 9, 8l behind Bushman (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Smokey Oakey (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid division, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, no impression over 1f out, 9th of 17, 6l behind Our Joe Mac (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Extraterrestrial 11-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 16th of 18, 26l behind Ask Jack (8-11) at Galway 1m hcap gd in Jul.
Navajo Chief 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 18l behind Side Glance (8-8) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.