VERSE OF LOVE looks most likely to run his race in a big field. He made all at Epsom during the week, should get a clean break from his low draw and an apprentice negates his 6lb penalty. Alejandro could also take up a decent position from his decent draw having finished third over C&D a fortnight ago. He makes most appeal of Richard Fahey's four runners ahead of Brae Hill but the likes of Powerful Presence, Strictly Silver and Toto Skyllachy will need luck in-running from their high stall numbers. Bannock is preferred to stablemate Galician and Imperial Djay usually runs well at this track.
Bannock (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, quickened well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-0) at York 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Aug.
Brae Hill (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Made most until over 2f out, stayed chasing leaders until weakened entering final furlong, 15th of 27, 9l behind Field Of Dream (8-11) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Atlantic Sport (USA) 2-1 (8-11) Held up in touch in rear, ridden, switched right and headway 2f out, pressed leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Right To Dream (8-6) at Warwick 7f cond Stakes (3) gf in Aug.
Dubai Dynamo 16-1 (9-8) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, never on terms, 12th of 18, 12l behind Go Dutch (8-8) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Imperial Djay (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Always behind, 18th of 20, 14l behind Trade Storm (9-1) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Grissom (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Mid-division far side, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 11th of 20, 7l behind Pepper Lane (9-1) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Prominent, led and stayed alone on far side over 3f out, headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 19, 4l behind Imperial Guest (9-4) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
King Of Eden (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Fly jumped leaving stalls, always in rear, 17th of 18, 21l behind Go Dutch (8-8) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Capaill Liath (IRE) 22-1 (9-6) Mid-division stand side, headway on outer over 1f out, one pace, 10th of 19, 6l behind El Viento (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Kyllachy Star 9-2fav (9-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind Mirrored (9-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Galician 5-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, rallied and ran on strongly towards finish, 5th of 12, 4l behind Hamza (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Aug.
Strictly Silver (IRE) 16-1 (7-12) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 20, 1 1/4l behind Trade Storm (9-1) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Alejandro (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Stirring Ballad (8-12) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Toto Skyllachy 7-2 (8-13) Went left start, tracked leaders in 4th, headway over 3f out, kept on to take 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-0) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 18th of 20, 22l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Dr Red Eye 5-1 (9-6) Close up, lost place from 2f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Discression (9-3) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Verse Of Love 11-2 (9-5) Made all, ridden clear final furlong, unchallenged, won at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug beating Elegant Flight (8-6) by 5l, 9 ran.