Special Meaning beat lower rated rivals in a Listed race at Goodwood last time but is still preferred to stablemates Party Line and Alta Lilea. Clayton stays this far but has proved best over 1m2f up to now while Rawaki is 13lb higher than for his latest win at Windsor in June. The veteran Sirvino may struggle under a penalty after winning a lesser grade contest here and it's beginning to look like the handicapper has over-rated Dare To Achieve. Body Language needs further so Keiren Fallon's long journey north for his only ride of the meeting may well pay dividends. He partners BOLINGBROKE for his new retainers and the former Andre Fabre inmate ended last season with a win at Saint-Cloud. He doesn't look out of place at this level and can make a winning start in the Godolphin colours.
Clayton 8-1 (9-7) In touch, headway and switched right approaching 2f out, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Sennockian Star (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Rawaki (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Mid-division, driven 3f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, not clear run and switched inside over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 9, 14l behind Battalion (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-112 (2) gd in Apr.
Alta Lilea (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, 3rd and not pace of leading duo over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 5l behind The Lark (8-6) at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 2 flls (1) gs in Sep.
Bolingbroke (IRE) (9-2) won at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f stks gs in Sep beating Star On The Rocks (9-2) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Sirvino 7-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs beating O Ma Lad (8-9) by 3l, 7 ran.
Body Language (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never on terms, eased when no chance final furlong, 14th of 17, 20l behind Suegioo (9-4) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gd.
Dare To Achieve 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division on inside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 11th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Excellent Result (9-0) at Ascot 1m 4f (2) gd in Sep.
Special Meaning 9-2 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on gamely, won at Goodwood 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gs beating Noble Protector (9-0) by 1l, 9 ran.
Party Line 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd well over 2f out, led over 2f out, ridden 4 lengths clear over 1f out, weakened and headed towards finish soon dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 17, 3/4l behind Broxbourne (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Valbucca (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Raced in 5th, pushed along entering straight, no extra from 2f out, weakened, last of 8, 20l behind Tarana (9-0) at Limerick 1m 4f Listed stks (1) in Apr.