Zalzilah may not have finished winning yet judged on his latest second at Ascot in similar company. But he's unlikely to get his way up front with Deeds Not Words chasing a hat-trick and Secret Romance stepping up in class after making all at Bath. The likely blistering pace could play into the hands of MONTAIGNE, who hasn't raced since a fourth at Ascot back May but should figure if primed for action on his return. Lexington Rose beat Proclamationofwar at Musselburgh but both were well beaten in the Super Sprint at Newbury last time while recent winners One Boy and Jamboree Girl have much more on their plate in this.
Zalzilah 10-1 (9-7) Led narrowly, driven over 1f out, soon ridden and edged left, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no extra when headed and dropped to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Flying Bear (8-8) at Ascot 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd.
Montaigne 9-2 (9-1) Close up, ridden halfway, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Anticipated (9-1) at Ascot 5f 2yo stks (2) gd in May.
Deeds Not Words (IRE) 5-2fav (8-11) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, unchallenged, won at Bath 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Fear Or Favour (9-4) by 4l, 8 ran.
Muspelheim 4-1 (9-2) Chased leading pair on rail, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Northern Water (8-9) at Ripon 5f 2yo stks (3) gd in Aug.
Lexington Rose 10-1 (8-1) Chased leaders towards stands side, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden and behind, 22nd of 24, 23l behind Peniaphobia (8-8) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gf in Jul.
Hopefilly (IRE) (8-12) last of 7, 12l behind Noozhoh Canarias (9-2) at La Teste De Buch(FR) 6f stk gd in Aug.
Secret Romance 11-4 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Aug beating Clumber Street (9-5) by 3l, 4 ran.
Proclamationofwar 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division centre, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 20th of 24, 21l behind Peniaphobia (8-8) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gf in Jul.
One Boy (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Bounty Girl (9-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Jamboree Girl 3-1 (8-6) Prominent, switched right 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Aug beating Sandra's Diamond (8-3) by nk, 6 ran.
Urban Dreamer (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Raced centre, tracked winner, driven to challenge 2f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Bounty Hunter (9-7) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Mr Carbonfootprint 33-1 (8-4) With leaders and keen, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 16l behind Braidley (8-11) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd.