LARKHAM is preferred to the in-form Mykingdomforahorse and Senses. Larkham has been freshened up since having a fairly hard race at Salisbury where he found himself short of room at a crucial stage of the race. He's a tough sort who was progressing well prior to that and he's been found the right race in which to resume his upward curve. Senses has ability but hasn't always looked straightforwards and a visor did little to help him at Ascot. The headgear's been left off and he's been dropped back in trip but he has a good bit to prove. Mykingdomforahorse makes a quick reappearance under a penalty and merits respect as he did well to extricate himself from a pocket and chase down the winner at Yarmouth. Geneva Geyser is better than he was able to show at Goodwood and could enjoy the run of the race from the front whilst Natural Flair may have more to offer too. A few with claims but Larkham looks likeliest to run his race and gets the nod.
Geneva Geyser (GER) 50-1 (8-5) Ridden from start, soon keen and tracked leaders 7f out, pushed along 3f out, weakening when slightly hampered inside final 2f, 13th of 16, 17l behind Roman Republic (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Jul.
Larkham (USA) 13-8fav (9-1) Prominent, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and keeping on one pace when not much room and hampered just inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind St Jean Cap Ferrat (9-12) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Natural Flair (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leader to approaching 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 15, 8l behind Eastern Aria (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Senses (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, outpaced over 4f out, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Stanstill (9-5) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Mykingdomforahorse 9-4 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, not clear run 3f out until switched right and bumped rival 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, stayed on under strong pressure to lead near line, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Navajo Nation (9-5) by hd, 7 ran.
Woodlark Island (IRE) 11-10fav (9-3) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Puzzlemaster (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.