After winning on his return to action after a lengthy break ITLAAQ can come on for the run and follow up. John Dunlop's runner has scored here before and his run behind Eastern Aria last season now looks very smart form. The chances are that the progressive Nationalism is well treated on handicap debut but it's not certain and the same could be said for Godolphin's Sowaylm. Benandonner should make any list with his yard in good form but Itlaaq has some strong form lines to support his chances and should improve from his return run.
Shavansky 20-1 (8-6) Raced centre, always behind, 25th of 29, 30l behind Invisible Man (8-9) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Itlaaq 11-4fav (9-5) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, founed extra when challenged inside final furlong, won at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun beating Satwa Moon (8-13) by hd, 12 ran.
Benandonner (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to chase leading pair over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Set The Trend (9-7) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Moynahan (USA) 14-1 (9-13) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 14, 6l behind Taqleed (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
The Cayterers 20-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 7l behind King Of Reason (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Nationalism 8-11fav (9-2) Pulled hard early, tracked leaders, challenged going well 2f out, soon led, kept on, ridden right out, won at Sandown 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Mata Keranjang (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Tartan Gunna 4-1 (10-0) In touch in rear, not clear run and switched right 2f out, ridden and no impression, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Plaisterer (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Sowaylm 15-8fav (8-12) Went right start, tracked leaders, edged left and carried head high over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 5, shd behind No Hubris (9-2) at Sandown 1m con stks (3) gd in Apr.
South Cape 8-1 (8-12) Started very slowly and lost many lengths, rear, steady headway from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, not recover, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Emirates Dream (9-7) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Aug.
Pintura 7-4fav (11-11) Tracked leading pair on inside, not clear run briefly and switched left over 2f out, chased leader 2f out, led just over 1f out, driven clear final furlong, won at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug beating Megalala (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.