ALMAGEST is obviously a risky recommendation on this first run since last autumn but retains plenty of scope for further improvement and it's interesting that the Gosden team reach for first time blinkers on this comeback run. Trip and ground are ideal and the son of Galileo is taken to score and may then progress to better things. Carragold is a worthy northern raider for the Brittain team and his consistency should serve him well off a fair mark but the main threat may come from the sole three-year-old in David Simcock's Sheikhzayedroad. He's two from four to date and along with the selection has room for considerable progress although this is by far the quickest ground he's encountered to date. Proud Chieftain has place claims.
Tameen 50-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 18, 7l behind King's Warrior (8-9) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Lyssio (GER) 33-1 (9-8) Chased leader until over 5f out, stayed chasing leaders, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, weakened final 75 yards, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Encke (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Almagest 14-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, no impression until stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Caravan Rolls On (8-8) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Ginger Jack 6-1 (9-5) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, lost place 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Anderiego (9-1) at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Proud Chieftain 11-2 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 3f out, headway 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Unex El Greco (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Provisional 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, well behind Little Rocky (9-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
Carragold 10-1 (9-7) Behind, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Muffin Mcleay (10-0) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Odin (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Angel Gabrial (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Sheikhzayedroad 4-7fav (9-1) Steadied start, held up last, smooth headway over 2f out, went 2nd and veered right over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, continued to hang badly right and in command inside final furlong, won at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul beating Bayan (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.