Masamah won this in 2010 but will do well to repeat from his high draw and the draw hasn't been kind to last week's York winner Van Ellis either. HITCHENS returns from a lay-off but has gone well fresh before and March's Group 3 winner at Meydan may well be up to landing this despite his penalty. Inxile has a bit to find with the latter on their form in Dubai and Night Carnation has lacked an extra gear so far this season. The three-year-old Ponty Acclaim gets plenty of weight and a decent draw but has failed to build on her comeback second at York in May and the remainder have it all to do on today's terms.
Hitchens (IRE) 7-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to lead 2f out, soon ridden and joined, headed inside final furlong and no extra closing stages, 4th of 11, 1l behind Tiddliwinks (10-0) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in May.
Inxile (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Led, headed entering final furlong, faded, last of 4, 2 1/4l behind Alben Star (8-11) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (3) sft in Jul.
Masamah (IRE) 5-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced well over 2f out, switched left towards far side inside final 2f, soon ridden, never able to challenge, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 11l behind Hamish McGonagall (9-0) at York 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jul.
Van Ellis 8-1 (9-3) In touch towards far side, headway to lead inside final furlong, ridden and edged right towards stands side rail over 1f out, kept on final furlong, won at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul beating Gramercy (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 20 ran.
Googlette (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, soon under pressure and weakened, 8th of 14, 6l behind The Cheka (9-2) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Mar.
Night Carnation 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 3l behind Caledonia Lady (8-9) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gs in Jul.
Sos Brillante (CHI) 40-1 (8-4) Chased leading trio, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 11l behind Dance And Dance (8-9) at Doncaster 1m stks (3) gs in Jul.
Sugar Beet 20-1 (9-10) In touch in rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, driven and ran on to go 2nd towards finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Ultrasonic (9-7) at Newmarket 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
Bogini (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Settled mid-division, 7th halfway, switched 1 1/2f out, ridden into close 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-4) at Curragh 5f hcp sft in Jul.
Pale Orchid (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, headway to press leader over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, edged left near finish, won at Ffos Las 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Redair (8-13) by 1l, 4 ran.
Ponty Acclaim (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 13, 8l behind Hamish McGonagall (9-0) at York 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jul.