This looks a wide open Handicap and although Miss Gorica has great claims based on her form in listed company there are doubts weather she gets this trip so instead we turn to AXIOM while Suruor should also be in the picture. The pick was still going when he got up to land a decent race during Glorious Goodwood on his last starts and although his six pound mark rise makes things tougher he still is unexposed enough to find a bit more. Miss Gorica was second in a listed sprint race at Naas in June having already landed a very valuable handicap in Dubai. All that adds up to some of the best form on display here but so far this trip has been too much of a stretch. Suruor is a consistent sort who is normally on the premises and despite being three pounds heavier for a success in a hot looking race last time should still be competitive. Invincible Force looks an animal on the upgrade having won his last two starts but with the handicapper looking to have that one now we look to Axiom.
Ordnance Row 25-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, under presssure over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 19l behind Aqlaam (9-1) at Ascot 1m Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jul.
Racer Forever (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, one pace final furlong, 8th of 21, 8l behind Al Muheer (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
King Jock (USA) 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 19, 6l behind Marias Dream (7-13) at Curragh 1m hcp 3yo+ gd in Jun.
Miss Gorica (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, 5th after halfway, ridden straight, 2nd under 2f out, led over 1f out, headed 100 yards from finish, no extra, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Luisant (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 3yo+ std.
Axiom 4-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along on inside 3f out, progress under pressure from 2f out, switched left over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, driven and stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Goodwood 7f stks 0-95 (2) gd in Jul beating Moynahan (9-4) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Jeninsky (8-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Carcinetto (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Mullein (9-0) at Pontefract 6f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Dunn'o (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Soon led, headed over 1f out, soon faded, 6th of 10, 12l behind We'll Come (9-12) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Invincible Force (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Made all, clear with one other 3f out, ridden over 1f out, eased near finish, won at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Dixey (9-13) by 1l, 12 ran.
Funatfuntasia 5-1fav (9-3) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway in 5th 2f out, ridden into 2nd 1f out, stayed on to lead last 100 yards, kept on well, won at Gowran Park 1m hcp 60-100 gd beating Worldly Wise (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Awkward leaving stalls, soon recovered to lead, ridden and headed 2f out, faded 1f out, 8th of 15, 7l behind Axiom (9-4) at Goodwood 7f stks 0-95 (2) gd in Jul.
Tartan Gigha (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and effort 2f out, soon chasing leaders, never nearer, 4th of 10, 6l behind We'll Come (9-12) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Lowther 15-2 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 12, 16l behind Balcarce Nov (10-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Suruor (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear of mid-division, steady headway on rails from 3f out, squeezed through to challenge over 1f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, won at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jul beating Shamwari Lodge (8-13) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Kaldoun Kingdom (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 19, 2 3/4l behind Knot In Wood (9-4) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Balcarce Nov (10-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Esoterica (IRE) 100-1 (7-13) Held up, weakened well over 1f out, soon eased, 19th of 21, 23l behind Al Muheer (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcap (2) gd in Jul.