Maxentius can boast the highest official rating though he's been beaten a couple of times in heavy ground and it's interesting his yard also run Yarmouth maiden winner Half A Person. Odooj sports the second colours of his owner as Paul Hanagan opts for the July Stakes winner Alhebayeb who finished last in the Prix Morny in August. The latter is trained by Richard Hannon, who has won two of the last three renewals and is also represented by GLEAN today. Ryan Moore's mount was no match for Havana Gold at Newmarket last time but might be up to landing this if handling the testing ground. Boomshackerlacker has won a Listed race in France and makes more appeal than Hasopop while Nottingham maiden winner Tawhid is clearly thought capable of much better.
Alhebayeb (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) 98th of 11, 6l behind Reckless Abandon (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Boomshackerlacker (IRE) (8-13) won at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Sep beating Chef Oui Chef (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Glean 7-1 (8-12) Held up, headway centre over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not pace of winner final 120 yards, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Havana Gold (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Half A Person (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Steadied start held up, headway over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon hung right, driven out, won at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy beating Flashlight (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Hasopop (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, edged left over 4f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Glass Office (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) pol in Sep.
Maxentius (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) 6th of 8, 10l behind Olympic Glory (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 7f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs.
Odooj (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Half reared as stalls opened, slowly away, headway over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Royal Rascal (8-9) at York 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) sft.
Tawhid 6-4fav (9-3) In touch, went 2nd over 4f out, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft beating Personable (8-12) by 4l, 12 ran.