Brighton looks to have avoided the rain and that will suit SILVER BULLITT. He only won a seller on hard ground at Lingfield earlier this month but still has a bit of scope and runner-up King's Masque has won twice since. Almuftarris wasn't far away over C&D last time and a 7lb claimer allows Renegotiate to race off a lower mark than when scoring over track and trip in June. Swift Blade had Welsh Nayber just behind when second here before winning at Goodwood and he's another to consider in a competitive opener.
Orthodox Lad 33-1 (9-5) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Little Black Book (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Swift Blade (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, smooth headway on inside over 3f out, tracked leader on bit soon after, led entering final 3f, wandered badly under pressure over 1f out, flashed tail inside final furlong, kept on, won at Goodwood 1m 3f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd beating Filun (11-1) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Hawaana (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up behind far side group, hung right and headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 16, 9l behind Patriotic (11-0) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gd.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) With leader, led over 7f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Debating Society (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Moose Moran (USA) 33-1 (9-10) Soon led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 14l behind Villa Royale (9-1) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Silver Bullitt 6-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 2f out, stayed on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf beating King's Masque (9-9) by 1l, 7 ran.
Almuftarris (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, not pace to reach leading pair, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Dazzling Valentine (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Saaboog 8-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not troubled winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Sputnik Sweetheart (9-5) at Bath 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Welsh Nayber 9-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 22l behind Debating Society (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Renegotiate 2-1fav (9-3) Held up in mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression, driven and beaten over 1f out, 6th of 10, 6l behind Wind Star (9-8) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.