Fire Fighter is improving with experience and made all to land an Epsom maiden a couple of weeks ago. But it will be a surprise if he can hold off several potential improvers in this including the Godolphin pair Emirates Galloper and Snow Squall. Both made winning starts and are entered in next year's Derby, and the latter was particularly impressive at Haydock. However, SHIFTING POWER also made a favourable impression when beating 15 rivals at Sandown and looks a really nice two-year-old. He's in both the Champagne Stakes and the Royal Lodge so the Hannons obviously rate him highly. Treaty Of Paris won by five lengths at Pontefract but may struggle in this.
Emirates Galloper (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Started slowly, ran green in rear, driven on outside 2f out, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 150 yards, kept on strongly and won going away, won at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Practising (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Fire Fighting (IRE) 7-4 (9-5) Made all, edged right over 6f out, clear from over 2f out, stayed on well (hand timed), won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Peak Royale (9-5) by 5l, 7 ran.
Snow Squall 8-1 (9-5) In touch, headway and switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Peak Royale (9-5) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Treaty Of Paris (IRE) 4-6fav (8-11) Made all, ridden entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul beating Heroique (8-8) by 5l, 13 ran.
Shifting Power 4-1fav (9-1) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well (hand timed), won at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul beating Ellalan (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Shaheen Shah (GER) Soldier Hollow colt out of Sunshine Story.