MAN OF GOD makes plenty of appeal here. Unable to get into contention in his last two starts over a longer trip, John Gosden's charge was beaten only a length over today's distance at Haydock in August and all three opponents have won since. Battery Power won easily at Kempton last time but has been raised 9lb for her troubles, while Chatterer and Tegan both posted below par efforts on their latest starts. Around The Clock just got the better of The Calling Curlew when winning at Brighton in August but that was on soft ground and they'll need the rains to arrive if they're to figure in this.
Reem Star 7-4fav (8-13) Held up in 5th and off the pace, headway on inside 3f out, stayed on to 4th over 2f out, no chance with leading trio, 4th of 7, 9l behind Twice Bitten (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f Apprentice Handicap (0-80) (3yo) (4) pol in Aug.
Pandorica 5-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden 4f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 11l behind Sandusky (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Battery Power 8-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up, headway over 2f out, edged right and led 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep beating Warneford (9-6) by 6l, 10 ran.
Man of God (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, some headway on far rail over 2f out, short lived effort over 1f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 12l behind Lordofthehouse (8-13) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Knightly Escapade 13-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along towards rear, plugged on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 15l behind Satwa Dream (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Sharp Relief (IRE) 4-1fav (8-3) Held up mid-division and keen, tracked leaders halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Lexington Bay (8-8) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.
Chatterer (IRE) 6-4fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, keen in touch in rear, closed 3f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 10l behind Lemon Drop Red (9-5) at Ffos Las 1m 4f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
The Calling Curlew 11-2 (8-13) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 5f out, pressed leaders 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Rhythm Stick (9-9) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Tegan (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 20l behind Battery Power (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Around The Clock (USA) 10-3 (9-1) Led, pushed along and quickened over 3f out, driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd entering final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 4, 4l behind All My Heart (10-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Mujarah (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, never in contention, 6th of 11, 13l behind Pandorica (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.