Apprentice Jacob Butterfield has struck up a good understanding with Last Sovereign and the partnership returned to winning ways at Newmarket last month. Only half-a-length separated Fair Value and Lady Gibraltar at Epsom last month but Intransigent had more than two lengths to spare over Noverre To Go at Kempton and should confirm the form on only a pound worse terms. KINGSGATE CHOICE hasn't won on Turf since 2010 but looked as though his turn wasn't far away when beaten less than a length by Face The Problem in a big field at Doncaster last month. He's a couple of pounds higher here but still gets the nod ahead of York third Fitz Flyer and the potentially well-treated Burning Thread.
Fair Value (IRE) 5-1fav (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Long Awaited (8-12) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Fitz Flyer (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, not clear run 2f out, headway over 1f out, staye don strongly inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 19, 1/2l behind Tax Free (9-0) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Last Sovereign 5-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug beating Flash City (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Dwelt always in rear, last of 12, 20l behind Hamza (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Aug.
Kingsgate Choice (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 1f out, ran on, went 2nd and edged left close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Face The Problem (8-13) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Burning Thread (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Never reached beyond mid-division, 16th of 19, 9l behind Tax Free (9-0) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Lady Gibraltar 6-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Long Awaited (8-12) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Ajjaadd (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Good speed from wide draw to chase leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, went well held 2nd inside final furlong, no impression when lost 2nd final 125 yards, weakened to to 4th towards finish, 4th of 14, 4l behind Edge Closer (8-13) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Intransigent 6-4fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, led 1f out, quickened up well, readily, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug beating Noverre To Go (9-11) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out not much room over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Intransigent (9-8) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Rowe Park 28-1 (8-11) Off the pace towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 14, 7l behind Edge Closer (8-13) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
The Thrill Is Gone 8-1 (8-7) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 7l behind Edge Closer (8-13) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Jarrow (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, closed over 2f out, no impression, 13th of 17, 5l behind Face The Problem (8-13) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
O'Gorman 4-1 (8-10) Dwelt badly, behind, ridden 2f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 10, 16l behind Barons Spy (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Six Wives 33-1 (8-9) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong, 13th of 14, 10l behind Borderlescott (9-0) at Beverley 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Perfect Blossom 50-1 (7-13) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 2l behind Long Awaited (8-12) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Elna Bright 25-1 (9-8) Switched right soon after start, held up, always behind, last of 11, 11l behind Rustic Deacon (9-4) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Fathom Five (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 11th of 12, 6l behind Long Awaited (8-12) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.