Forjatt looks a real force but he is unproven on this ground and so the most narrow of votes instead goes to WOOTTON BASSETT. Without doubt the most interesting sales race of the season so far and Richard Fahey's colt is unbeaten having been backed off the boards for a York sales race last month. He beat Forjatt at the track in July (on the same terms) and may have more to fear from stablemate Chiswick Bey if the ground comes up very soft. Sir Reginald is interestingly ridden by Richard Hughes, whilst Murbeh's form has worked out very well and this Mill Reef entry is high on the list of dangers. Galtymore Lad did the best of those who ran behind Wootton Bassett, and although unproven on soft ground, it might just suit this stamina-laden juvenile. In truth this looks the Richard Fahey show and with Premier Clarets another of his army to consider after a fine fifth to Approve in the Gimcrack, it is hard to see the prize leaving Yorkshire.
El Viento (FR) 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, reminders early, soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf beating Bunce (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Forjatt (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Fractious in preliminaries and sweating, took keen hold on outside and chased leaders, challenged and edged right 2f out, hung left to rail and led over 1f out, ran on strongly, driven out, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gf in Aug beating Katell (9-2) by 5l, 9 ran.
Nasharra (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon led, kept on well, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp (5) gd in Jul beating Intrusion (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Sir Reginald 14-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, switched left and headway 1f out, ran on final 100 yards to take 3rd last strides, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Approve (9-1) at York 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Wootton Bassett 5-4fav (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leader, led halfway, going well when pressed 1f out, driven found extra and in command final 110 yards, won at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug beating Galtymore Lad (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 18 ran.
Alaskan Spirit (IRE) 4-7fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, rallied and every chance inside final furlong, just held near finish, 2nd of 3, hd behind Red Presence (8-13) at Redcar 7f nov med aut stk (5) gf in Aug.
Bahceli (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Soon outpaced in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 18, 10l behind Wootton Bassett (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug.
Chiswick Bey (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) In touch centre, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 18, 6l behind Wootton Bassett (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug.
Galtymore Lad 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, chased winner over 2f out, driven and every chance 1f out, found no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Wootton Bassett (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug.
Murbeh (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) Went right start, in touch stands side, headway to lead overall 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Ripon 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug beating Gentle Lord (8-11) by 2 3/4l, 16 ran.
Button Moon (IRE) 40-1 (8-2) Always prominent, led over 1f out, hard driven when headed post, 2nd of 11, hd behind Zebedee (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Aug.
Geesala (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Broke well, soon steadied into mid-division, under pressure when hampered over 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 9, well behind Glen's Diamond (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Chilworth Lad 11-2 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden halfway, one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Bathwick Bear (9-2) at Ripon 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug.
Cocohatchee 7-4fav (9-3) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, soon went left, hard ridden final 100 yards, stayed on towards finish, won at Folkestone 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Aug beating Cristaliyev (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Move In Time 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, edged right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Approve (9-1) at York 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Premier Clarets (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, stayed on final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 4l behind Approve (9-1) at York 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Riverdale (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) Chased leaders far side, ridden and outpaced 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, no impression, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Murbeh (8-11) at Ripon 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug.
Slim Shadey 9-1 (9-0) Led, headed 3f out, ridden to lead again over 1f out, soon headed and kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Janood (9-0) at Newbury 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gs in Aug.
Imperialistic Diva (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Hooray (8-12) at York 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Madany (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Held up in mid-division on far side of group, headway going well over 2f out, every chance briefly over 1f out, not pace of winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 15, 4l behind Puddle Duck (8-8) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Elkmait 25-1 (8-12) Keen led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 10l behind White Moonstone (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Opera Dancer 9-2 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden to narrow lead just over 1f out until last 110 yards, weakened close home, 4th of 11, 1l behind Wafeira (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Aug.