Soft going will be no problem for Olympic Glory and connections expect first-time blinkers to improve the Group 1 winner. But they'll need to if he's to reverse latest running with MAXIOS. The latter recorded an impressive five length victory dropped back to a mile for the Prix Du Moulin at Longchamp and Jonathan Pease's charge gets the vote. The talented but headstrong Dawn Approach ran way below par in France last time when Elusive Kate was also well beaten. The former may well handle the ground but still hasn't learned to settle properly. Gordon Lord Byron has won over a mile but 7f is his optimum trip and Soft Falling Rain makes more appeal. The latter is still improving judged on his latest Group 2 win at Newmarket though he's an unknown on the prevailing going. Kingsbarns' comeback in the Irish Champion Stakes was a bit of a disaster and the jury is out on him for the present.
Burwaaz 14-1 (9-2) Raced far side tracked leader, led this group 3f out, until over 1f out, soon weakened, 19th of 21, 20l behind Angels Will Fall (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Caspar Netscher 2-1fav (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway halfway, chased winner over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Top Notch Tonto (9-3) at Redcar 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) 2nd of 11, 3l behind Moonlight Cloud (8-12) at Longchamp(FR) 7f Grp 1 (1) sft.
Gregorian (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) 8th of 17, 4l behind Pollyana (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m Grp 2 (1) sft.
Maxios 7-1 (9-2) won at Longchamp(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep beating Olympic Glory (8-11) by 5l, 7 ran.
Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 13-8fav (9-3) Raced centre, tracked leaders, led well over 2f out, soon driven, ran on strongly, won at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep beating Montiridge (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Dawn Approach (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) 5th of 13, 8l behind Moonlight Cloud (9-1) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug.
Elusive Kate (USA) 11-4 (9-3) Led early, prominent, led again over 2f out, ridden, hung left and headed over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 7, 6l behind Sky Lantern (8-13) at Newmarket 1m flls Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Kingsbarns (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, dropped to 5th 5f out, pulled up quickly 4f out, cantered home, last of 6, well behind The Fugue (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.
Leitir Mor (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Led and disputed early on outer, headed after 2f, pushed along in 5th halfway, no extra 2f out, last of 11, 10l behind Balmont Mast (9-6) at Curragh 6f Listed stks (1) gd.
Olympic Glory (IRE) 8-11fav (8-11) 2nd of 7, 5l behind Maxios (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.
Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Redcar 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf beating Caspar Netscher (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.