St Nicholas Abbey won the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy as a two-year-old but was an expensive failure in last year's 2000 Guineas and failed to justify a very short price on his reappearance this year at the Curragh. He may have needed that but the jury is definitely out on Aidan O'Brien's charge now. Allied Powers stayed on nicely when fourth to Indian Days on his reappearance at Newbury and should strip fitter here but Fanditha may find this company too hot and Chink Of Light, third in last year's Chester Vase, struggled after and has been off the track for a while. HARRIS TWEED also makes his seasonal debut but won first-time out last year and was still improving in the autumn. This trip is ideal and he should take all the beating.
Allied Powers (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up well in rear, outpaced over 3f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on well, never able to challenge, 4th of 7, 5l behind Indian Days (9-3) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Chink Of Light 16-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling over 4f out, well behind final 2f, last of 13, 24l behind Martyr (9-8) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul.
Harris Tweed 5-4fav (9-3) Made all, raced keen early, pushed 2 lengths clear 2f out, eased inside final furlong, unchallenged, won at Newmarket 1m 6f 3yo lst stk (1) sft in Sep beating Ship's Biscuit (8-9) by 3l, 8 ran.
St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 4-11fav (9-1) Settled in 5th, went 4th approaching straight, pushed along and no impression 2f out, 3rd early final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Unaccompanied (8-12) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Fanditha (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Raced wide held up, ridden 3f out, not troubled leaders, 8th of 10, 6l behind Agony And Ecstasy (8-12) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.