GREGORIAN was slightly disappointing at Doncaster last month given he'd beaten subsequent Group 2 winner Soft Falling Rain and today's rival Penitent over 7f at Newbury before that. But John Gosden's colt also has leading claims with a repeat of his earlier third over today's trip in the Queen Anne at Ascot and he gets the nod. Fire Ship picked up a Group 3 at Deauville in August with Pinturicchio, Dastarhon and Mainsail all behind while Gereon beat German 2000 Guineas winner Peace At Last at Baden Baden last time. Brendan Brackan is preferred to compatriot Yellow Rosebud on his recent victory at the Curragh while Mshawish makes more appeal for the home team ahead of the closely-matched pair Peace Burg and Topaze Blanche.
Don Bosco (FR) 33-1 (9-2) 9th of 14, 11l behind Moonlight Cloud (8-12) at Deauville(FR) 6f Grp 1 gd in Aug.
Gregorian (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Viztoria (8-11) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gs in Sep.
Gereon (GER) (9-0) won at Baden-Baden(GER) 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug beating Felician (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Mainsail 9-4fav (9-6) last of 9, 14l behind Fire Ship (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 3 gs in Aug.
Brendan Brackan (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 1 1/2f out, stayed on to lead last 150 yards, kept on well closing stages, won at Curragh 1m Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep beating Ansgar (9-7) by 2l, 10 ran.
Desert Blanc 12-1 (9-1) won at Longchamp(FR) 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep beating Mayyadah (8-8) by nk, 12 ran.
Amaron (9-0) 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Samba Brazil (8-11) at Munich(GER) 1m Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Fire Ship 9-1 (8-13) won at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 3 gs in Aug beating Belgian Bill (8-13) by shd, 9 ran.
Penitent 11-1 (9-3) Raced alone on far side rail, in touch, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 7, 10l behind Soft Falling Rain (9-3) at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Pinturicchio (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) 4th of 9, hd behind Fire Ship (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 3 gs in Aug.
Peace At Last (IRE) (8-11) 8th of 12, 4l behind Gereon (9-0) at Baden-Baden(GER) 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Mshawish (USA) (9-2) won at Deauville(FR) 1m 3yo lst stk (1) gs in Aug, 15 ran.
Dastarhon (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) 7th of 9, 2l behind Fire Ship (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 3 gs in Aug.
Pollyana (IRE) (8-13) 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Pearl Flute (8-9) at Longchamp(FR) 7f Grp 3 gd in Jun.
Yellow Rosebud (IRE) Evensfav (9-11) Soon led and disputed, headed under 3f out, led again over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Galway 7f fll lst stks (1) hvy in Aug beating Snow Queen (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Peace Burg (FR) 10-1 (8-8) 5th of 12, 4l behind Elusive Kate (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 1 sft in Jul.
Siyenica (FR) 11-4fav (8-11) 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Zibelina (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Topaze Blanche (IRE) (8-11) 2nd of 13, 1l behind Glowing Cloud (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 1f Listed stks sft in Sep.