STARS OVER THE SEA always had matters comfortably in hand when making all under top weight in a Newcastle nursery last time. He's a relentless galloper and may be capable of ending the winning run of Chief Barker. The latter only won by half-a-length at Sandown and Newmarket and this is easily his toughest task to date. Riverboat Springs has his stamina to prove over an extra quarter-mile but Postponed should stay after winning over 7f at Yarmouth and is less-exposed than the filly Lily Rules. Chriselliam was well beaten in a Group 3 at Deauville last time but this is easier.
Chief Barker (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) In touch in rear, pushed along 3f out, headway approaching final furlong, soon ridden and flashed tail, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug beating Trip To Paris (9-6) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Postponed (IRE) 5-6fav (9-5) Pulled hard tracking leader, swerved left after 2f, led 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug beating Epic Voyage (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Riverboat Springs (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) In rear, out paced halfway, stayed on well final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Supplicant (9-2) at Ripon 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Aug.
Stars Over The Sea (USA) 9-4fav (9-7) Made all, quickened clear over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Newcastle 1m 2yo hcp (2) gs in Aug beating Braidley (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Chriselliam (IRE) (8-11) 9th of 12, 8l behind Sandiva (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Lily Rules (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Bumped start in touch in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Dancealot (8-1) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Aug.