Intiwin and Ythan Waters are closely matched on earlier running at Ayr with the former preferred after a good effort at York last time. But BARTEL finished ahead of a subsequent winner when third at Newmarket on his debut and Ed Vaughan's colt can land this with normal progress. Swaheen looks a likely improver for the powerful Stoute yard with Bravo Zolo and Secrets Safe newcomers to keep an eye on.
Bartel (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, mid-division, driven and headway over 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, soon ridden, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Gibeon (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Bravo Zolo (IRE) Rip Van Winkle colt out of Set Fire.
Heading Home (FR) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, stayed on from over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 11, 8l behind Caius College Girl (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Intiwin (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Led, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Celestial Path (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Lostock Hall (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Always behind, 6th of 10, 11l behind Gaudy (8-9) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Secrets Safe (IRE) Arcano colt out of Keritana.
Swaheen 8-1 (9-2) Slow away, towards rear, headway inside final 2f, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Pasticcio (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Tonto's Spirit Authorized gelding out of Desert Royalty.
Ythan Waters 6-4fav (8-13) Led, headed over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Gaudy (8-9) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.