All eyes will be on FRANKEL as he takes centre stage for the last time. Sir Henry Cecil's colt is simply a class apart and is fully expected to keep his unbeaten record intact, recording his ninth successive Group 1 victory in the process. Nathaniel has come closer than any other horse to beating him though that was back in 2010 when both were making their racecourse debuts. The latter has also turned into a high-class colt, adding the Eclipse earlier in the season to last year's victory in the King George, but last year's winner Cirrus Des Aigles may handle today's going better given he's at his best with plenty of cut. Pastorius may surprise a few as the German Derby winner has won twice since with a close-up third to the superb filly Danedream in between. He'll also relish the likely soft ground but Master Of Hounds looks up against it and Bullet Train is here to ensure a decent pace for his phenomenal stable companion.
Bullet Train 50-1 (9-5) Led 1f, settled in 3rd, ridden and outpaced inside final 3f, plugged on pressing for poor 4th final furlong, never any chance, 5th of 9, 14l behind Frankel (9-5) at York 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gf in Aug.
Cirrus Des Aigles (FR) 4-5fav (9-6) won at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) sft beating Hunter's Light (9-4) by 9l, 8 ran.
Frankel Evens0fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in 6th and off the pace, smooth headway on near side rail 3f out, led on bit just over 2f out, shaken up and quickened right away final furlong, impressive, won at York 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gf in Aug beating Farhh (9-5) by 7l, 9 ran.
Master Of Hounds (USA) (9-6) won at Istanbul(TUR) 1m Grp 2 flls (1) gd in Sep, 11 ran.
Nathaniel (IRE) 13-8fav (9-7) Raced in 2nd well off pacemaker, closed approaching straight and led 2f out, ridden and tried to assert, headed 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure but no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Snow Fairy (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.
Pastorius (GER) (9-0) won at Hoppegarten(GER) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd, 7 ran.