Gatewood is back with John Gosden after a spell Down Under but whether he retains all of his ability is anybody's guess. Out Of Bounds was last seen on the Tapeta at Meydan in March while Ocean War disappointed in a Listed race at Newbury last time and has never raced on anything but good to firm ground. ELKAAYED has been quite highly tried since winning a three-runner race here in June and should find this more to his liking. He can make all with Boonga Roogeta facing a stiff task at the weights and Whipper's Boy still to prove he stays this far.
Gatewood (0-0) 11th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Fiveandahalfstar (8-8) at Rosehill(AUS) 1m 4f Grp 1 in Apr.
Ocean War 7-2 (9-4) Held up in last pair in touch, headway on outside 3f out, effort 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Royal Empire (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Out Of Bounds 6-1 (9-3) 3rd of 11, 2l behind Plantagenet (8-8) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Mar.
Elkaayed (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 7, 4l behind Cap O'Rushes (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Jul.
Boonga Roogeta 20-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, last pair, pushed along and struggling over 2f out, never involved, eased when no chance inside final furlong, tailed off, last of 10, 36l behind Nine Realms (9-8) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Whipper's Boy (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Slowly away, always in rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 16l behind Fattsota (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gs in Aug.