Sir Michael Stoute won this with Derby and Arc hero Workforce in 2009 and he was making his racecourse debut like today's three entries Arbaab, Idea and Matravers, all superbly bred and much respected. Richard Hannon is represented by Frankie Dettori's mount High Master, who is likely to do better in his second season, and Aertext, who should be ideally suited by this trip. Fracking has shown potential on both starts but Rock Of Dreams disappointed at Windsor after a promising start there. Travis Bickle is the form pick as he has been staying on strongly at the finish in both starts at Lingfield but a chance is taken with BEST KEPT, a son of the speedy Sakhee's Secret out of a 7f winner who's first three foals have all been successful.
Arbaab Dynaformer colt out of Kaseema.
Berkeley Vale 66-1 (9-5) Rearing as stalls opened and slowly away, behind, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on steadily inside final furlong, went 5th final 100 yards, nearest finish, 5th of 13, 5l behind Ensuring (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Best Kept Sakhee's Secret colt out of Ashlinn.
Classic Mission 66-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, last of 5, 6l behind Star Code (9-5) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Exceed Policy 33-1 (9-5) In rear, behind and virtually pulled up halfway, last of 11, well behind Kingston Hill (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Fracking (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, lost place and ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Stealth Missile (9-0) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
High Master (IRE) High Chaparral colt out of Enchant.
Idea (USA) Mizzen Mast colt out of Discuss.
Matravers Oasis Dream colt out of Maakrah.
Rock Of Dreams (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led early, tracked leaders, took keen hold, edged right over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Rizal Park (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Travis Bickle (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, never reached winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Outback Traveller (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Wilde Inspiration (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chasd leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 8l behind Mappa Mundi (9-5) at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Jul.
Aertex (IRE) Exceed And Excel filly out of Gingham.
Kelamita (IRE) Pivotal filly out of Keladora.
Maid Of Tuscany (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Top Tug (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.