Rosslyn Castle needs further nowadays as when scoring over 2m at Yarmouth during the week. Red Runaway won at Lingfield last time but runner-up Little Buxted is weighted to reverse running. Ex Oriente won this off a higher mark in 2012 when trained by John Gosden and Emerahldz has a shout off her current mark but THE CORSICAN is just preferred. Outclassed in a Group 3 here last time, this looks more his level and he has plenty of scope with the promising apprentice Louis Steward taking 5lb off his back.
Rosslyn Castle 13-8fav (9-2) Close up on inner, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating The Ducking Stool (8-8) by 1l, 5 ran.
Red Runaway 5-1 (9-4) Led until 7f out, chased leader until 5f out, chased leading pair, effort on inside to lead 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, always holding on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul beating Little Buxted (9-1) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Ex Oriente (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 8l behind Alex My Boy (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
The Corsican (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 16l behind Hartnell (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Little Buxted (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 10f out until over 7f out, 2nd again 5f out, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on under pressure, always just held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Red Runaway (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Galizzi (USA) 10-1 (7-9) Raced wide and held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, never involved, 8th of 10, 8l behind Battersea (8-0) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Emerahldz (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Led early, tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Intense Tango (8-13) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.