Burj Nahar won his first two starts but has gone backwards since though Frankie still prefers him to Janood. Chester winner Jutland is another struggling for form and Total Command has been beaten out of sight on his last four starts. The much criticized ground at York for the Ebor meeting may explain Club Oceanic's below-par effort last time as he won three times on a faster surface earlier in the year, while Sandown winner Chain Lightning is not easily ignored off his current mark. PRINCE OF JOHANNE began the season with a double and it's tempting to think the handicapper has him in his grip now. But Tom Tate's charge hasn't been beaten far in much better company recently and is given another chance here.
Burj Nahar 9-2fav (9-11) Held up towards rear, effort on outer over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 15, 16l behind Dhaamer (8-10) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Jutland 14-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 8l behind Dhaamer (8-10) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Total Command 18-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 15th of 18, 34l behind Tactician (9-5) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in Jul.
Sharaayeen 11-1 (9-11) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 20, 8l behind Crackentorp (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 5th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Arlequin (8-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Club Oceanic 7-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, went modest 3rd and edged right inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 5l behind Our Joe Mac (9-3) at York 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gs in Aug.
Janood (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind Auld Burns (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Apr.
Chain Lightning 4-1 (8-7) In rear, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 11, 9l behind Fallen Idol (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Aug.