Choisan is thoroughly exposed but there are plenty in this with scope for further improvement. Gregorian was seventh in a valuable sales race at Newmarket last time and should find this easier, while Right Regal wasn't beaten far in his first two starts at Newmarket. Strada Facendo has proved a little disappointing so far, however, as has Menelik. Razorbill and Skirmish are interesting newcomers but so is SHUJA, who is a half-brother to a 7f winner in Ireland. An entry in next year's Derby suggests the Godolphin colt is expected to prove above-average.
Choisan (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hard ridden, headed and no extra closing stages, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Mickdaam (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Gregorian (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and ran green over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 16, 6l behind Tell Dad (8-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo aut (2) gf in Sep.
Jay Peas Jacko Pastoral Pursuits gelding out of Anniversary Guest.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 17l behind Al Saham (9-3) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Menelik (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Bumped start, prominent, led 4f out, headed 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Moustache (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul.
Princely Sum (IRE) Refuse To Bend colt out of Green Dollar.
Razorbill (USA) Speightstown colt out of High Walden.
Right Regal (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Held up in touch, took keen hold, switched right and ridden well over 1f out, soon beaten, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 10l behind Tidy Affair (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Sep.
Rivington 3-1 (9-3) With leaders until over 2f out, ridden and soon weakened, last of 13, 23l behind Travis County (9-0) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Running Reef (IRE) Hurricane Run gelding out of Half-hitch.
Shuja (USA) Street Sense colt out of Seba.
Sirious Oss 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 5th of 13, 7l behind Thought Worthy (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Skirmish Teofilo colt out of Jessica's Dream.
Strada Facendo (USA) 85-40fav (9-3) Dwelt and slightly hampered start, mid-division, effort over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Stipulate (9-3) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Vexillum (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased winner, hung badly left on bend over 5f out, no impression when lost 2nd inside final 2f, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 11, 13l behind Mojave (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Young Freddie (IRE) Clodovil gelding out of Quecha.