Normally a highly competitive event, this year's renewal looks to revolve around GHURAIR. Clear at the weights on today's terms, John Gosden's colt won the Tattersalls Millions Trophy for two-year-olds over 7f here in October and can record a lucrative double by taking this. Stablemate's Windhoek and Discernable are next best on official figures, although the former has been off the track for nearly a year and the latter has plenty to find with the selection. Richard Hannon bids for a hat-trick of victories in this event with Salisbury maiden winner, The Gatling Boy, and Sandown winner Havana Beat should also go well. Consign, Fehaydi and Greatwood are all winners on the Polytrack looking for a share of the prize money in this much tougher contest.
A Ladies Man (IRE) 5-2 (8-9) Held up, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 4l behind Intimidate (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Consign 4-7fav (9-3) Led 1f, chased leader, hung badly right from well over 1f out, soon led again, driven clear inside final furlong, eased near finish, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Dark Templar (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Fehaydi 11-4 (9-5) Soon led, headed 5f out, ridden, edged right and led 1f out, ran on well to draw clear towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol beating One Pekan (9-5) by 3l, 11 ran.
Ghurair (USA) 7-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, joined leader halfway, led narrowly 2f out, soon pressed, driven inside final furlong, ran on and held on gamely, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo aut (2) sft in Oct beating Havana Gold (9-3) by hd, 12 ran.
Greatwood 15-8fav (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon driven to challenge, ran on inside final furlong to lead closing stages, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Stasio (9-3) by nk, 13 ran.
Havana Beat (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Went left start, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Restraint of Trade (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
The Gatling Boy (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Always prominent, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug beating Swift Cedar (8-4) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
White Coppice 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 10l behind Incorporate (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Windhoek 11-1 (9-3) With leader, driven to challenge when hung left over 1f out, soon ridden, led narrowly and continued to hang left inside final furlong, just held on, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Janoub Nibras (9-3) by shd, 12 ran.
A Star In My Eye (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Not much room soon after start, behind, switched left towards outside and headway 3f out, every chance when hung left 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Power of Light (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Sep.
Bossa Nova Baby (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of Attilia.
Contradict 6-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 11l behind Cat O'Mountain (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Crystal Mist 100-1 (9-0) Raced centre chased leaders until over 4f out, soon in rear, 14th of 19, 11l behind Victrix Ludorum (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls auc (2) sft in Oct.
Discernable 16-1 (8-12) Close up, joined leader halfway until over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Ghurair (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo aut (2) sft in Oct.
Enaitch (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Slow into stride towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Secret Gesture (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) hvy in Oct.
Musikhani 50-1 (9-0) Raced centre always in rear, 16th of 19, 13l behind Victrix Ludorum (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls auc (2) sft in Oct.