The drop back in trip on fast ground is a worry for GOLDEN TOWN but bigger doubts surround the opposition. Saeed bin Suroor's charge won nicely over a mile here three weeks ago and gets a tentative vote. Highland Colori has the past form over track and trip to figure though he hasn't looked like winning in pattern company this year. Jammy Guest posted a better effort in a classified contest at Doncaster last time but his stablemate Excellent Guest remains in woeful form. Noble Citizen landed a double at Southwell early in the year but last won on this surface in 2011.
Highland Colori (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Led near side pair, mid-division overall, no chance with main group when headed that side over 2f out, weakened, last of 12, 11l behind Music Master (9-4) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Noble Citizen (USA) (9-4) last of 10, 16l behind Avon Pearl (9-4) at Jagersro(SWE) 1m Group 3 (1) in May.
Excellent Guest 25-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden when weakened 2f out, 25th of 28, 18l behind Louis The Pious (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Jammy Guest (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Started slowly, soon tracking leading trio, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, finished well and went 2nd last strides, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind King Torus (9-3) at Doncaster 7f stks 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Golden Town (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Keen, tracked leaders, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jul beating You're Fired (8-6) by 1/2l, 12 ran.