SOUL arrived from Australia with a big reputation and though he's no Group 1 sprinter he's done well enough to suggest this should be well within his compass. A Group 3 winner on heavy ground at Newbury a year ago, he'll be better for a recent run and though having the worst of the draw Kieren Fallon, a rare booking for Godolphin, will be keen to get him home. Excelette has been going well in this sort of grade but hasn't won as often as she should have but the veteran Hitchens can never be discounted and gained the 10th victory of his career at the Curragh in May. Ballista loves this track and with a low draw could provide the main threat.
Hitchens (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division far side, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, never on terms, 19th of 26, 12l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Ballista (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Led far side, headed by far side over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 12l behind Kingsgate Native (9-4) at Haydock 5f Grp 2 (1) fm in May.
Al's Memory (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 13th of 20, 7l behind Tropics (9-10) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Forest Edge (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 6l behind Harrison George (8-5) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Jun.
Intransigent 17-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway inside final furlong, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Al's Memory (8-10) at Chester 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Khubala (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 20, 2l behind Tropics (9-10) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Soul (AUS) 16-1 (9-4) Led far side group, not quite on tems with centre group, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, beaten when hampered over 1f out, eased final furlong, 17th of 18, 20l behind Lethal Force (9-4) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Intibaah 25-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 1f out, edged right and stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not troubled winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Ninjago (8-11) at Ascot 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in May.
Cincinnati Kit 8-1 (8-4) Pulled hard close up, every chance 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul beating Tax Free (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Excelette (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Raced centre, disputed lead, driven 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Jwala (8-9) at York 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Perfect Blossom 8-1 (9-7) In rear and in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Someone's Darling (8-4) at Ayr 6f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Sylvia Pankhurst (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) Prominent on stands side rail, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 7l behind Royal Guinevere (8-9) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.