Not one market leader has won this in 10 years. Homage will be vying for favouritism after just failing to complete a hat-trick at Sandown but a high draw won't help. Majestic Moon is improving fast and is just 6lb higher than his latest success at Newmarket. He's well enough drawn as is Shafaani, the winner of two of his last three and not beaten far in Listed company in March. MUHARRIB came up against a smart performer in Law Enforcement at Newmarket and couldn't have done much better. He'll be suited by the drop in trip and can go one better though Pythagorean, who had Majestic Moon behind when scoring at Leicester in May, endured a desperately unlucky run at Sandown last time and connections will be expecting compensation.
Correspondent 3-1 (8-8) Dwelt, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened last 100 yards, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Ladyship (8-11) at Chester 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Chilworth Icon 25-1 (9-4) Raced stand side, held up, never on terms, 17th of 18, 11l behind Heaven's Guest (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Muharrib (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway and edged right over 1f out, soon led, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Law Enforcement (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul.
Pythagorean 15-8fav (9-7) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up in rear, continually denied clear run from inside final 3f until over 1f out, switched left and driven to chase leading pair inside final furlong, finished strongly but not recover, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Beach Club (9-5) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Homage (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Close up, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Ashaadd (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Chelwood Gate (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, driven over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Correspondent (9-1) at Chester 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun.
Equity Risk (USA) 7-1 (8-6) Raced stand side close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 18, 12l behind Heaven's Guest (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Burning Blaze 7-2 (8-9) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Lucky Beggar (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Shafaani 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Arctic Lynx (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Regal Dan (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Raced stand side tracked leader, ridden and chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 5l behind Heaven's Guest (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Yourartisonfire 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly, won at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul beating Secret Rebel (8-13) by 2l, 4 ran.
Majestic Moon (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Made all, edged right over 1f out, ridden out, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Veeraya (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Czech It Out (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, hampered near finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Ashaadd (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Kyllachy Rise 10-3 (9-1) Took keen hold early, held up in 6th, hampered on inside well over 2f out, headway on rail over 1f out, plugged on same pace inside final furlong, never threatened, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Beach Club (9-5) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Melvin The Grate (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, hung badly right to stand side rail over 1f out, weakened and eased, last of 5, 31l behind Stepping Ahead (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Firmdecisions (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Behind, headway on outside over 1f out, went 3rd and hung right inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards until close home, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Pixilated (9-1) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.