GILMER couldn't live with Art Official, who has gone on to land a decent nursery, but finished a street clear of the third-placed horse at Epsom last time. He'll be unlucky to come against a similar type in this and gets the nod. Mystique Rider has leading claims on his latest third at Goodwood especially as the the runner-up has won twice since while Highland Acclaim ran well on his debut at Ascot back in May. Mutawathea has some catching up to do but wears his owners first colours ahead of the newcomer and Two-Year-Old Trophy entry Hesbaan.
Charles Molson 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind First Flight (9-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Crystal Lake (IRE) Verglas colt out of Entail.
Danzki (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on rail, pushed along halfway, hung badly left slightly hampered and lost place over 1f out, kept on again inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 11, 5l behind Free Code (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Gilmer (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Went left start, chased leaders, chased winner over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Art Official (9-5) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Hesbaan (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Celestial Dream.
Highland Acclaim (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Off the pace towards rear, headway over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ifwecan (9-3) at Ascot 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf in May.
Kopenhagen 8-1 (8-13) Dwelt, held up in rear, weakened halfway, last of 10, 15l behind Douneedahand (8-4) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Aug.
Mutawathea 7-1 (9-5) Raced centre held up, edged left over 1f out, never a factor, 6th of 10, 15l behind Kingman (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Mystique Rider 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, edged right from halfway, ridden to challenge and every chance 1f out, stayed on but not pace of winner final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Brazos (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gs in Jul.
Royal Bushida 12-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, plugged on inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Britain (8-4) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Aug.
Vanvidd (FR) 5-1 (9-0) Always in rear, outpaced halfway, last of 5, 12l behind Umneyati (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun.
Zugzwang (IRE) Kodiac colt out of Kris's Bank.