John Gosden's LUNAR VICTORY has proven to be expensive to follow but ran his best race for some time when narrowly beaten by Blissful Moment at Windsor last month, earning a rating of 84, and a reproduction of that level of form will make him hard to beat. Marcus Tregoning's Priors Gold is entitled to come on for his debut outing at Sandown recently and he has to be considered, although a bigger threat may come from Ahaazeeg. John Dunlop's gelding lacks any racecourse experience but the son of Sakhee is bred to be useful and represents a stable that is amongst the winners at present. Gary Moore's Lomitas filly, Pursuit Of Reason, is another newcomer worthy of a mention and any market support for her would be of interest but she will need to be useful to get the better of Lunar Victory.
Pivotal Express (IRE) 125-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, always behind, tailed off and eased final 2f, 10th of 11, 45l behind Heart Of Hearts (8-9) at Newbury 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gf in Jul.
Ahaazeeg Sakhee gelding out of Russian Ruby.
Bravo Bravo 66-1 (9-3) Reluctant to load stalls, always in last pair, lost touch final 3f, tailed off, last of 14, 42l behind Fox Hunt (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.
Lunar Victory (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and under pressure from over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on gamely, held near finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Blissful Moment (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Priors Gold 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division on inside, pushed along and kept on inside final furlong, may improve, 5th of 11, 14l behind Nationalism (9-2) at Sandown 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Voysey (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 12th of 14, 43l behind Kansai Spirit (9-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Pursuit Of Reason Lomitas filly out of Flying Carpet.