Presumably much better is expected from the disappointing Impel as Richard Hughes prefers him to stablemates Opera Flute and Cristal Gem. Forest Edge has had plenty of chances but is not easily dismissed dropped in class, while Jay Bee Blue and Diamond Belle should both go well again having finished runner-up on their latest outings. However, GENERALYSE finished a close-up fifth behind a couple of subsequent winners at Newbury last month and Ben De Haan's charge makes most appeal on the strength of that form. Fabled City is preferred to fellow newcomer and stablemate Cynthia Calhoun.
All Nighter (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) In touch, slightly hampered over 4f out, pushed along halfway, stayed on same pace and no impression over 1f out, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Democretes (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Bareback (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Chased leader, ridden halfway, lost 2nd 2f out, weakened rapidly over 1f out, 10th of 11, 8l behind Crowning Star (9-1) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul.
Fabled City (USA) Johannesburg colt out of Fabulous Fairy.
Forest Edge (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden to challenge 2f out, kept on and every chance final furlong, no extra final 75 yards, 3rd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Our Cool Cat (9-3) at Ascot 6f 2yo stks (2) gd.
Generalyse 100-1 (9-0) With leader, led after 1f, joined 2f out, driven and headed inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Mince (8-12) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Sep.
I B A Gee Gee Proclamation colt out of Elvina.
Impel (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 25l behind Genius Step (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Jay Bee Blue 7-1 (9-0) Led 1f, pressed leader, ridden to lead again 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Ballesteros (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Knoydart (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 17l behind Right Result (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Opera Flute (IRE) Amadeus Wolf colt out of Southern Queen.
Rock Song 28-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, no progress, 14th of 15, 21l behind Top Offer (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Sandfrankskipsgo 25-1 (9-3) Led on rail, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leader under pressure, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 4l behind Indian Tinker (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Santadelacruze Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Jupiters Princess.
Swift Cat 33-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Stateos (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.
Cristal Gem 6-4fav (9-0) Raced awkwardly, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Lady Victory (8-11) at Lingfield 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in May.
Cynthia Calhoun Exceed And Excel filly out of The Jotter.
Diamond Belle 8-1 (8-8) Prominent, led well over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, soon headed, unable to quicken, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Taro Tywod (8-4) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Fillionaire Kyllachy filly out of Autumn Pearl.