Lyssio popped up in a conditions race at Epsom last time but is too inconsistent to have much faith in. With doubts about a few of the other leading contenders as well, another chance goes to RAWAKI. The Polytrack winner was expected to finish a bit closer at Ascot last time but this is much easier and Andrew Balding's charge is still open to improvement. Brigadoon scored over track and trip last month but is 7lb higher today while recent Newmarket third Nave is upped in class. Anton Dolin has a shout off his current mark and No Compromise is preferred to Epsom winner Enery, who has to contend with an 8lb higher mark on the Polytrack.
Lyssio (GER) 12-1 (8-13) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly 3f out, asserted towards finish, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug beating Rockinante (8-8) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Rawaki (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 4l behind Fattsota (9-1) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul.
Samsons Son 66-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and no impression final 3f, 14th of 19, 22l behind Kirthill (10-0) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Aldwick Bay (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 18l behind Braveheart Move (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Vivre Libre (8-11) 3rd of 8, shd behind Solidaro (9-1) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f 4yo stk gd in May '11.
Spin Of A Coin (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 16th of 20, 19l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Brigadoon 20-1 (9-9) Broke well, soon steadied into mid-division, headway on outside over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Quixote (8-9) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Anton Dolin (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon headway, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Western Prize (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Nave (USA) 7-4fav (10-0) Tracked leading trio, went 2nd halfway, ridden 3f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Sammy Alexander (9-13) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Enery (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, just held on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Novirak (9-12) by nk, 10 ran.
No Compromise 13-2 (8-9) Held up, last over 4f out, well beaten over 2f out, 8th of 9, 23l behind Surprise Moment (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Ultimate Destiny 11-2 (8-10) Led until over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, well behind Ex Oriente (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.