Andrew Balding won this valuable sales race last year with a newcomer so a market move for 95,000gns yearling Dance With Me could prove significant. Jubilance bounced back to winning ways at Kempton last time and may still be improving, while Tidentime puts his unbeaten record on the line after wins here and on the Polytrack. Alkazim has only found one too good in all three starts in Ireland and should be winning soon, while Perfect Delight has also been knocking on the door. Mehdi had Balty Boys, Chapter Seven and Orders From Rome behind when winning another of these over 6f here last month and didn't get the run of race at Doncaster nine days ago. But he proved no match for Salisbury Listed winner COUPE DE VILLE here in June and is only a couple of pounds better off now. The latter can complete a quick double for the Hannon yard as he should see out this trip better than stable companion Tell Dad.
Coupe de Ville (IRE) 15-8fav (8-13) Held up in touch, smooth headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Salisbury 1m Listed stks 2yo (1) gs in Aug beating Lord Ofthe Shadows (8-13) by nk, 7 ran.
Charley's Mount (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 12l behind Top Offer (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Dance With Me (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Perpetual Time.
Hazaz (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) With winner and keen, challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held towards finish, 2nd of 9, hd behind Apostle (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Mehdi (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on, 10th of 21, 3 1/2l behind Reply (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gd.
Balty Boys (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Led center group and overall leader until groups merged enrtering final 2f, soon headed, every chance when squeezed out inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Mehdi (8-9) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Aug.
Tidentime (USA) 11-8fav (9-2) Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 7f Conditions Stakes (2yo) (4) pol beating Samuel Pickwick (8-12) by 3/4l, 3 ran.
Alkazim (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Always prominent, disputed lead approaching straight, slight advantage under 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, kept on well under pressure, headed on line, 2nd of 10, shd behind Wrote (9-2) at Cork 1m 2yo mdn aut gf in Aug.
Chapter Seven 12-1 (8-7) Raced stand side, ridden 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Mehdi (8-9) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Aug.
Gregorian (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 15, 24l behind Most Improved (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Orders From Rome (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Raced stand side, in touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 5th of 15, 5l behind Mehdi (8-9) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Aug.
Tell Dad 10-3 (9-3) Held up last, headway travelling well to 3rd 3f out, ridden and not quicken 2f out, stayed on to 2nd on inside over 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Farraaj (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gd.
Daghash 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders early, mid-division, switched left and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating Blades Lad (8-9) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Jubilance (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) Tracked leader, challenged well over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, holding runner up close home, won at Kempton 7f 2yo nov auc stks (5) pol beating Shere Khan (8-11) by hd, 4 ran.
Itsonlymakebelieve (IRE) 250-1 (8-2) Raced stand side, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 15, 20l behind Mehdi (8-9) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Aug.
Perfect Delight 4-1 (8-11) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Esentepe (9-0) at Leicester 1m 2yo fll mdn (4) gf.