A prolific winner in Australia, Complicate was competing in Group sprints at Meydan earlier this year. He's preferred to stablemate Soul but this looks wide-open. Barkston Ash should be reversing earlier running at this track on better terms with the winner Bear Behind while ANNUNCIATION finished ahead of Morache Music when runner-up over track and trip in May. The former looks high enough in handicaps at present but has as good a chance as any on today's terms. Justice Day drops in class but three-year-olds don't have a great record in this while Captain Ramius is usually at his best over 7f with some cut in the ground.
Complicate (AUS) 8-1 (9-6) 9th of 13, 7l behind Sterling City (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 6f fll stks Grp 1 (1) in Mar.
Annunciation 40-1 (9-5) Raced far side, held up, never in contention, 23rd of 28, 17l behind Baccarat (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Barkston Ash 12-1 (9-4) Towards rear early, soon prominent in near side group, not much room 1 1/2f out, no impression 1f out, 18th of 23, 10l behind Line Of Reason (8-3) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Jun.
Bear Behind (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed briefly entering final furlong, stayed on well under pressure, headed post, 2nd of 9, ns behind Burning Thread (9-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Captain Ramius (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders far side, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 24th of 25, 31l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs in May.
Morache Music 7-1 (10-0) Held up in last last pair, pushed along halfway, never a factor, 9th of 10, 18l behind Fairway To Heaven (8-12) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Soul (AUS) 4-1fav (9-1) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 15, 8l behind Tropics (9-1) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Justice Day (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 10l behind Sole Power (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Langavat (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 13l behind Wind Fire (8-12) at Sandown 5f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.
Major Crispies 100-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, 22nd of 23, 17l behind Mustajeeb (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.