It might be worth giving TERDAAD anther chance despite a disappointing debut as if this well-related type is to fulfil ambitions for group success later in the year he has to be beating this lot and the yard's runners do usually improve from their first outing. Salaamie has plenty of speed in his pedigree but should be suited by this trip and his entry in a valuable sales race later in the season suggests that connections hold high hopes. Flodden is the bench mark rated at 76 after he was well held by some above average types on his third run last time buthe has a clear chance on that. This may throw up a few winners starting with Terdaad.
Aciano (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden and kept on final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 12, 5l behind John Biscuit (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Aug.
Diocese (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 15, 25l behind Seattle Drive (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug.
Divine Rule (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 3f out to chase leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Boxeur Des Rues (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Flodden (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Went right start, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 6l behind Moriarty (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Aug.
Invigilator 40-1 (9-3) Pressed winner, led after 2f, driven and headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 14l behind Ardour (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Plattsburgh (USA) 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, one pace final 3f, 7th of 15, 17l behind Happy Today (9-0) at Bath 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Royal Talisman Val Royal colt out of Talismatic.
Salaamie Dubawi colt out of Clear Impression.
Swift Blade (IRE) Exceed And Excel colt out of Gold Strike.
Terdaad (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Dwelt, mid-division, pushed along halfway, effort 2f out, eased final furlong, 10th of 17, 15l behind Moriarty (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Aug.
Windsor Knights 80-1 (9-3) Went right start and slowly into stride, always well behind, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Dr Green (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Laafhd 40-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 10th of 12, 21l behind Persian Herald (8-10) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.