OLYMPIC GLORY could prove the one to beat. Richard Hannon's colt had won the Superlative at Newmarket in heavy ground before following up with victory in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood last time when Maxentius was well beaten. Today's rivals will all need to improve to lower his colours in this. Tha'ir has been placed in Group company the last twice but genuinely soft ground will be a new experience and What A Name makes more appeal having beating Avantage in a Group 3 affair over C&D last month. Indian Jade doesn't look good enough and Snowday finished behind runner-up George Vancouver in the Prix Morny at Deauville in August.The latter's latest defeat by Leitir Mor gives him something to find with stablemate Pedro The Great who showed massive improvement to win the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on his latest start. He's an obvious threat if running up to that level
Olympic Glory (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Raced wide, held up towards rear, hampered inside final 3f, switched left to outside over 1f out, strong run under pressure inside final furlong, led close home, won at Goodwood 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug beating Artigiano (9-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Avantage (FR) 11-1 (8-11) Led, ridden to take clear lead 2f out, headed 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind What A Name (8-8) at Longchamp(FR) 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Indian Jade 12-1 (8-3) Mid-division, pushed along to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 21, 1 1/4l behind The Gold Cheongsam (8-1) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Sep.
Pedro The Great (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Settled 5th, switched wide and headway in 4th 2f out, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) in Aug beating Leitir Mor (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
Maxentius (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up behind, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Toronado (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Tha'ir (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Toronado (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
George Vancouver (USA) 8-13fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, 5th and effort 1 1/2f out, 4th and no impression final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Leitir Mor (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) in Sep.
Snowday (FR) 16-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, never a factor, 9th of 11, 4l behind Reckless Abandon (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
What A Name (IRE) 13-8fav (8-8) Held up in midfield, quickened over 2f out, led 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Longchamp(FR) 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep beating Avantage (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.