Miracle Of Medinah should prove best of the more exposed types as he has the beating of Brazos on collateral form and easily beat Cool Bahamian in Listed company back in July. Barley Mow made a winning start in a maiden race at Newbury last month and Be Ready finished runner-up in a Listed event at the same track only a day later. Both make more appeal than Hamilton winner Invincible Strike but Peter Chapple-Hyam looks to have a smart prospect in his care in the shape of VOICE OF A LEADER. The Dewhurst and Racing Post Trophy entry landed the odds in emphatic style at Sandown in July and we'll find out just how good he is today.
Miracle of Medinah 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, switched left over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 19, 4l behind Haikbidiac (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Barley Mow (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug beating Yuften (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Be Ready (IRE) 5-2 (8-11) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, effort over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, edged left, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Somewhat (9-0) at Newbury 7f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Aug.
Brazos (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Took keen hold tracking leading trio, pushed along and unable to quicken 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 4l behind Treaty Of Paris (9-0) at York 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Cool Bahamian (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Slightly hampered start, held up 4th and last, effort to chase leading pair on outside over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Washaar (9-2) at Salisbury 1m Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Aug.
Invincible Strike (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, led narrowly entering final furlong, edged left well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug beating Quickaswecan (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Voice of A Leader (IRE) 4-7fav (9-5) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul beating Tornesel (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.