Godolphin won this last year and will fancy their chances again with Genius Beast, but he is vulnerable to newcomer INDIAN EMPEROR. Michael Jarvis has a superb strike rate of 30% at this track in the past five seasons and his sole juvenile runner here this year was a winner, suggesting that this son of Araafa will go well. There are plenty of soft ground influences in his pedigree and his sire has produced two winners from just five runners with this, his first crop. Sadler's Risk should relish conditions and is feared, although he is likely to do better next year and over further. Purification looks a likely improver but Indian Emperor is suggested.
Ballinargh Boy 100-1 (9-3) Prominent, pushed along and edged left over 2f out, wandered over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 12l behind Cruiser (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Elysian Heights (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Went left start, in rear, pushed along 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 9, 11l behind Man of God (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Genius Beast (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, mid-division halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Picture Editor (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Ime Not Bitter 50-1 (8-12) Soon outpaced, always behind, 7th of 8, 20l behind Scantily Clad (8-12) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Inca Chief 2-1fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, ridden along in rear, came wide entering straight, no impression when edged left and hampered inside final furlong, last of 11, 14l behind Fifth Dimension (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Indian Emperor (IRE) Araafa gelding out of Soft.
Purification (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, no impression after, 7th of 15, 18l behind Ecliptic (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Red Marling (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken close home, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Veil Of Night (8-1) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Sadler's Risk (IRE) Sadler's Wells colt out of Riskaverse.
William Wainwright (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along well over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, soon eased, 12th of 13, 14l behind Well Sharp (9-3) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.