JUAN ALONSO went close again when finding only one too good at Goodwood last time. That's the strongest form on offer and he's the one to beat if running anywhere near the same level. Sullivan Street was still beaten five lengths when third over track and trip last week and Our Channel looks a bigger threat after a debut third at Carlisle. The newcomers Filament Of Gold and Approach The West hail from yards with a decent strike rate at this track but will need to be above average to get the better of the selection.
Filament Of Gold (USA) Street Cry colt out of Raw Silk.
Juan Alonso (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, went 2nd and ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind What About Carlo (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Master of Alkmaar 33-1 (9-2) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 10, 6l behind Zampa Manos (9-2) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Our Channel (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind, switched right over 2f out, headway over 1f out, chased leaders when not much room on far side rail inside final furlong, kept on to take 3rd near finish, no impression, 3rd of 9, 2l behind No Leaf Clover (9-5) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Rathealy (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 27l behind Learaig (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Sellingallthetime (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Started slowly, towards rear, headway over 1f out, plugged on, never involved, 7th of 13, 8l behind Lightning Spear (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Sir Percy Blakeney 16-1 (9-1) Dwelt, behind, soon struggling, 11th of 13, 21l behind Ajig (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Sullivan Street (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd place when weakening towards finish, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Peak Royale (9-5) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Approach The West (IRE) New Approach filly out of Damsel.