Marshgate Lane sports the first colours of the Godolphin trio and will appreciate the return to soft ground. Sirvino has both trip and going in his favour as he looks to end a long losing run while the likes of Royal Peculiar and Fulgur remain open to further improvement off their current marks. Bridle Belle and Party Line are others capable of making their presence felt and Lady Kashaan remains on the upgrade as shown by her latest win at Haydock. However, a speculative vote goes to another three-year-old in PROOFREADER who won on his racecourse debut in soft ground in June eased down. A host of subsequent winners finished behind him at Newmarket and there's a strong chance John Gosden's charge is ahead of the handicapper.
Crackentorp 33-1 (9-10) In touch, driven over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, no impression, 8th of 13, 7l behind Sir Graham Wade (8-9) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) fm in Sep.
Khawlah (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, weakened over 1f out, eased, last of 7, 21l behind Polygon (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in Jun.
Icon Dream (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 30th of 34, well behind Aaim To Prosper (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs.
Life And Soul (IRE) 17-2 (9-12) Mid-division on outside, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 9l behind Viking Storm (9-8) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Scrapper Smith (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Pulled hard in mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Lady Kashaan (8-1) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Sep.
Art History (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden to press leader and every chance over 1f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Oct '11 beating Warlu Way (9-4) by shd, 10 ran.
Sirvino 11-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 7l behind First Mohican (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Fulgur 4-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, effort when hung left inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Rawaki (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy.
Art Scholar (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind First Mohican (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Cosmic Sun 33-1 (9-10) Always in rear, last of 9, 37l behind Lady Kashaan (8-1) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Sep.
Tepmokea (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 17th of 19, 31l behind Kirthill (10-0) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Hillview Boy (IRE) 9-4fav (9-10) Held up in 4th, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leading pair over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong to take 2nd near finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Amaze (9-4) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy.
Marshgate Lane (USA) 9-2fav (9-6) Slowly away in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 10l behind Saytara (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Royal Peculiar 10-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 7th of 8, 7l behind Fattsota (10-0) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) sft.
Samba King 6-1 (9-7) Held up in last trio, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 14l behind Nicholascopernicus (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Right Step 14-1 (9-6) Held up in last pair, ridden and struggling 3f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 14l behind Borug (8-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Classic Vintage (USA) 33-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 13l behind The Betchworth Kid (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp (3) hvy.
Bridle Belle 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway when not much room over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead towards finish, won at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Crown Counsel (9-8) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Proofreader 6-1 (9-3) In rear, headway on outer over 4f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Jun beating Awake My Soul (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Ruacana 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, challenged 4f out, led entering final 3f, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leader until inside final 2f, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Pallasator (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Party Line 8-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, soon tracked leaders, ridden to chase clear winner from 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Fattsota (10-0) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) sft.
Lady Kashaan (IRE) 3-1fav (8-1) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on gamely, won at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Sep beating Last Shadow (8-6) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.