Zenella was ridden astutely by Matthew Davies on debut to secure a winning start to her career and he retains the ride. Ann Duffield's filly related to winners in Italy and the US is a decent bet for this race as the form looks very solid from that debut win as the second and third from that effort have since gone on to score. However, ROAYH has been racing against far tougher opposition of late and appears to have been given a very realistic chance of returning to winning ways. Fourth of six in the Group 3 Solario Stakes and a couple of third places at Goodwood and Ascot in Group 2 races signal he should be up to winning this. Pausanias is a big horse, part owned by Sir Alex Ferguson and Richard Hannon has suggested he is one for the future, so should progress with every run. My Son Max looks the second string of the Richard Hannon entries whilst Crimson China must be well regarded to start off against this opposition on debut.
Cafe Elektric 5-2 (9-5) Hampered start, tracked winner, joined winner 4f out until ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2l behind Sonoran Sands (9-2) at Lingfield 7f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Aug.
Crimson China (USA) Giant's Causeway colt out of Parisian Affair.
My Son Max 50-1 (8-11) In touch, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, 12th of 18, 12l behind Wootton Bassett (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug.
Pausanias 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway on inside 2f out, driven to challenge when edged left over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead narrowly final 100 yards, held on, won at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul beating Captain Bertie (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Roayh (USA) 3-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, settled tracking leading pair on inside, effort on outside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hung right and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Native Khan (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Zenella 20-1 (8-7) Chased leaders in stands side group, under pressure halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead entering final furlong, soon clear, won at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Aug beating No Poppy (8-4) by 4l, 10 ran.