Saeed Bin Suroor has won this six times in the past eleven years though it's difficult to see Quick Wit carrying on the sequence but GRANDEUR should be good enough. Jeremy Noseda's charge is better than Listed class judged on his two Grade 2 victories in the USA and his close second to Mukhadram at the same level at York. Three-year-olds don't have a brilliant record in the race but it can be done and Sugar Boy, who never looked happy in the Irish Derby after beating Eye Of The Storm in in Sandown's Classic Trial, is no forlorn hope against his elders. Brown Panther takes a huge drop in trip after his very impressive victory in the Cup here and a penalty makes things even more difficult but Gabrial is well up to this level and could snatch a place at a fair price.
Brown Panther 13-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led approaching final furlong, kept on well, won at Goodwood 2m Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug beating Ahzeemah (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Dick Doughtywylie 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Royal Empire (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Gabrial (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Top Notch Tonto (8-11) at Haydock 1m Grp 3 (1) gs.
Grandeur (IRE) 15-4 (9-0) Fanned 7wd, no impact, 7th of 13, 5l behind The Apache (9-0) at Arlington(USA) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Mister Music 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead post, won at Bath 1m cond Stakes (3) gd beating Boom And Bust (9-2) by ns, 6 ran.
Quick Wit .
Rewarded 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, travelling well 3f out, not quicken 2f out, no impression when hung right under pressure over 1f out, 5th of 10, 7l behind Prince Bishop (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol.
Sugar Boy (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, well off the pace, lost place from before straight, last and no extra 2f out, last of 9, 30l behind Trading Leather (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Making Eyes (IRE) (8-12) 5th of 9, 3l behind Saga Dream (9-6) at Vichy(FR) 1m 2f Grp 3 gd in Jul.