A distinct lack of winning form on offer given today's field are all rated 90 and above. Most have been competing in better company, however, including JUSTINEO. Roger Varian's speedy colt has failed to hang on the lead over 6f on his last couple of starts in pattern races so the drop back to the minimum trip looks an obvious move. He's just preferred to Stepper Point, who wasn't disgraced in the King's Stand on his penultimate start, while Pandar could also figure if reproducing his earlier fourth at Haydock in similar company to this. La Fortunata has been running well in decent handicaps but has a bit to find in this company while Qatar import Bern Me Baby is hard to assess on her debut for Marco Botti.
Addictive Dream (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 12l behind Louis The Pious (8-11) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) gf.
Justineo 13-2 (9-3) Led, ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra final 110 yards, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Jack Dexter (9-3) at Newcastle 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Jun.
Pandar 33-1 (9-4) Almost fell over as stalls opened, held up, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 8, 17l behind Professor (9-1) at Salisbury 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jun.
Stepper Point 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders centre, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Jwala (8-9) at York 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
La Fortunata 9-4fav (9-8) Led, ridden 2f out, ran on, headed post, 2nd of 6, hd behind Clear Spring (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Bern Me Baby (USA) 40-1 (8-8) Bump,8-w 1st turn, last of 12, 49l behind Kitten's Dumplings (8-8) at Retama Park(USA) 1m 2yo stk gd in Nov.