OPERATION CHARIOT wasn't beaten far in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood but was a shade disappointing in a Listed event at Salisbury on his latest start. He's given another chance though it's possible one of today's rivals can improve past him as they step up in trip. Jockey bookings suggest Snowboarder is the preferred choice of the Godolphin duo ahead of Filfil after performing the bizarre feat of dead-heating in a match at Lingfield. However, Janoub Nibras looks just as dangerous if he lasts home having won twice over 6f here previously and he's preferred to Ocean Applause. Winged Icarus dotted up at Southwell but has plenty to find on today's terms.
Filfil (USA) 11-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead last strides, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug beating Brave Command (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.
Janoub Nibras (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear on inside, headway 2f out, driven and looked held over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 3rd final strides, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Aussie Reigns (7-10) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Ocean Applause (9-2) 5th of 9, 5l behind Ayaar (9-2) at Baden-Baden(GER) 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Operation Chariot (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Led, headed over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, last of 4, 2 1/4l behind Go Angellica (8-8) at Salisbury 1m Listed stks 2yo (1) gs in Aug.
Snowboarder (USA) 1-2fav (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, joined post, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo nov stk (5) gf in Aug deadheating with Ayaar (9-5), 2 ran.
Winged Icarus (USA) 7-2fav (8-12) Made all, clear entering final 3f, increased lead over 1f out, eased final furlong, comfortable, unchallenged, won at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Aug beating Poetic Verse (9-0) by 12l, 9 ran.