Rasputin has finished third over C&D on both starts and had Nayef Flyer behind last time. He should be thereabouts again but a couple of these may improve past him. Courtesy Call is one of those, as he stepped up on his debut effort to finish fourth at Epsom at the end of last month and further progress is expected. However, TRAIL BLAZE arguably achieved just as much when fifth at Haydock on his debut despite running green and Kevin Ryan's colt gets the nod with that experience under his belt.
Courtesy Call (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leading trio on inside, headway to 2nd entering final 2f, never any chance with easy winner, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Producer (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Loukas (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Dwelt, outpaced, green after 2f, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 8th of 12, 11l behind Singalat (9-3) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Nayef Flyer 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Fresa (8-12) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jul.
Rasputin (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Close up, took keen hold, led approaching 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Fresa (8-12) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jul.
Trail Blaze (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Now My Sun (9-3) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Madam Bonny (IRE) Arcadio filly out of Kashi Miss.