Saeed Bin Suroor has saddled the winner of this five times in the last 10 years and is double-handed this time around. Prince Siegfried is on a hat-trick after wins at Epsom and Windsor but has a Group 3 penalty to carry, while Hunter's Light may struggle on the ground and Frankie's presence on board DEBUSSY suggests he's the pick of the Godolphin entries. He's been used as a pacemaker for some of his more exalted stable companions in many of his races this term but is a decent performer when allowed to run on his own merits, as he proved when third in last year's Champion Stakes. He won very easily at Chester 11 days ago and can follow up here. Measuring Time finished ahead of Opera Gal over C&D recently and can confirm that form while Mirror Lake runs her best races here and is back over her best trip. Distant Memories is preferred to Fallen Idol of the others as he will like the soft going.
Prince Siegfried (FR) 14-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied to lead again well inside final furlong, all out, won at Windsor 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug beating Dux Scholar (8-6) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Debussy (IRE) 15-8fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, pulled hard 3f, driven to challenge over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on well, won at Chester 1m 4f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd beating Kiama Bay (9-1) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Distant Memories (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led 2f, led again over 6f out, driven and headed over 2f out, rallied when not clear run over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 10l behind Prince Siegfried (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Fallen Idol 15-8fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Cai Shen (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f cond stks (2) gd.
Mirror Lake 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on inside, every chance 2f out, chasing leaders when veered right under pressure and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 17l behind Set To Music (8-8) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Opera Gal (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Led, brought field towards stands side 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind French Navy (8-7) at Goodwood 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs.
Sweet Child O'mine 3-1 (9-8) Mid-division, closed to track leaders over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 4l behind Starwatch (9-8) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Hunter's Light (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 8, 18l behind Sea Moon (8-12) at York 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.
Measuring Time 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind French Navy (8-7) at Goodwood 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs.