MIRROR LAKE has looked very progressive, mainly racing at this track, and after landing a hat-trick of a maiden, a handicap, and a listed contest looks to be well served by the framing of this Group 3. Red Badge won a similar event on his last start and shouldn't mind getting his toe in should the need arise. Poet is the highest rated in the line-up but he'll have to be at his best to concede weight all around so Mirror Lake looks the best choice as she looks to be going places.
Poet 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led 3f out, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly throughout final furlong, won at Haydock 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug beating Class Is Class (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Mac Love 50-1 (9-7) Held up last, ridden on outside 2f out, soon outpaced and struggling, 6th of 7, 13l behind Canford Cliffs (8-13) at Goodwood 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul.
Moyenne Corniche 14-1 (8-13) 98th of 12, 21l behind Zafisio (8-11) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m Grp 3 sft in Nov.
Prince Siegfried (FR) 4-6fav (9-2) Soon led, steadied pace over 7f out, quickened over 2f out, ridden and found extra when challenged inside final furlong, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug beating Jet Away (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Mont Agel 20-1 (9-0) Went left start, mid-division, driven and effort on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 10, 9l behind Critical Moment (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Jul.
Red Badge (IRE) 28-1 (8-7) Ran in snatches in mid division, driven along 4f out, headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led entering final 2f, driven and stayed on when strongly pressed 1f out, asserted final 100 yards, won at Newbury 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gd in Jul beating Distant Memories (9-3) by 1l, 10 ran.
Mirror Lake 9-4fav (9-2) In touch, headway travelling well 3f out, led over 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, won at Goodwood 1m 2f flls Listed hcp 0-110 (1) sft in Aug beating Fastback (8-11) by 3/4l, 12 ran.