BLESSINGTON came up short in much better company at Ascot last time but had a subsequent winner behind when finishing runner-up. John Gosden's colt looks the one to beat on that evidence. Jack Luey should handle the ground but has looked a shade high in the weights since winning at Redcar back in May and Tariq Too won't have any problem with today's surface either, although he's done all his winning over 7f. O'Gorman has a shout off his current mark and Whipper Snapper may get involved as he scored over 7f here on his penultimate start.
Tariq Too (9-5) 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Bilge Kagan (8-11) at Cholet(FR) 7f stks sft.
Blessington (IRE) 7-1 (8-3) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong but no threat, 2nd of 17, 2 1/4l behind Intibaah (9-4) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Jack Luey 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Pearl Ice (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
O'Gorman 16-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Freddy With A Y (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Hoodna (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Fortinbrass (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 10th of 11, 12l behind Milly's Gift (9-1) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Whipper Snapper (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 6th of 13, 5l behind Consign (9-1) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Secret Beau 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on always held, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Cayuga (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
The Tichborne (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, stayed on final 100 yards, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Gatepost (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.