Godolphin have won this for the past two years. Best Of Times attracted good support on his debut here last month but looked in need of the run. His stablemate, the newcomer Khusoosy, is the second foal of a 1m2f winner but it's Arabian Oasis, from last year's successful yard, who could prove best of the trio as he's by Oasis Dream out of the Oaks winner Love Divine and a half-brother to Sixties Icon and many other winners. Manshaa found the more experienced Groor just too strong over Beverley's stiff extended 7f with the remainder in another parish. He'll come on for the run and that form looks slightly stronger than My Sebastian's second at Yarmouth. Both attempted to make all and could do so again which may hand the initiative to SERVERY (NAP), who was conceding weight all round when staying on over 7f at Doncaster and will be suited by the extra furlong.
Arabian Oasis Oasis Dream colt out of Love Divine.
Best Of Times 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Lexington Times (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.
Khusoosy (USA) Hard Spun colt out of Elmaleeha.
Manshaa (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed narrowly over 2f out, still every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Groor (9-5) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
My Sebastian 11-4 (8-9) Led until over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, faded closing stages, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind What A Party (8-1) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul.
Servery 6-1 (9-4) Raced wide close up, ridden and hung right over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Astrelle (8-10) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf.