Nazreef is at his best on the Polytrack and beat Double Dealer over C&D back in April. The latter is better off at the weights today but both are drawn high, as is George Guru. The latter's good progress on the all-weather came to a halt on the Turf this summer while Switzerland is also best on Polytrack and beat Loving Spirit a head over C&D last month. Chapter And Verse won this in 2010 but was unplaced off a higher mark last year, as was Indian Jack, and Weapon Of Choice was comprehensively outpointed here last week by ROYAL EMPIRE. The latter won eased down on that occasion giving the impression he was not far off Pattern class so Saeed Bin Suroor's unexposed Teofilio colt gets the vote.
Nazreef 15-2 (9-12) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 19l behind Fire Ship (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Double Dealer 13-2 (9-11) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd inside final 2f, strong challenge inside final furlong, just held when lost 2nd last stride, 3rd of 14, hd behind Switzerland (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
George Guru 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, driven over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 3l behind Emilio Largo (9-9) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Lockantanks 8-1 (9-12) Soon in mid-division, effort on inside 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, soon beaten, 13th of 14, 8l behind Switzerland (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Royal Empire 5-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Aug beating Weapon Of Choice (9-11) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Loving Spirit 8-1 (9-8) Towards rear, rapid headway on wide outside over 1f out, strong run inside ifnal furlong, went 2nd final stride, not quite get up, 2nd of 14, shd behind Switzerland (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Switzerland (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear and keen, 19th of 20, 15l behind Trade Storm (9-1) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Weapon Of Choice (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Royal Empire (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Aug.
Indian Jack (IRE) 4-1fav (8-8) Held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never involved, 10th of 16, 8l behind Labarinto (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gf.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Held up in last trio, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug beating Mr David (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Atlantis Star 33-1 (9-10) Soon led, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened towards finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Royal Empire (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Aug.
Cruiser 28-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway entering final 3f, ridden and kept on same pace, 6th of 8, 8l behind Sam Sharp (9-4) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Shavansky 10-1 (10-0) Very slowly away in rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 19l behind Cape Explorer (8-4) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Maverik 7-2fav (10-0) Keen prominent, led over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, readily, won at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug beating Young Dottie (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Shamir 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, staying on same pace and no threat when hampered inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 7l behind Switzerland (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 9, 4l behind Royal Empire (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Aug.