There is little doubting that AYPEEYES is one of the characters in Alan King's stable but when he puts his mind to it, he is a very capable performer as seen when landing the ladies derby at Newbury last time. A first time visor could well have been the secret to how well he travelled in that race and the blinkers are now put on for the first time. He does need plenty of cover and nursing into the race and if Travis Block can be toed into the final furlong he should be too good for these. Animator showed lots of knee action when winning at Windsor last time and that suggests this lively surface will not be to his liking. He did disappoint when well backed to win on his penultimate start on good to firm ground. North Parade did not look the most willing at Newbury last time, continually lugging in behind the eventual winner. Calzaghe returns from a break here and is probably best watched while Dancing Dik drops into this grade for the first time and is the likely pace setter in the race. Aypeeyes is picked to supplement that Newbury win and land back-to-back victories.
Jeer (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 7th of 13, 7l behind Bahar Shumaal (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Aypeeyes (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Held up, headway to lead well over 1f out, stayed on strongly, ridden out, won at Newbury 1m 4f ldy rds hcp (4) gs in Aug beating The King And I (10-1) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Know The Law 16-1 (9-3) Switched left soon after start, held up in rear, ridden and some headway on inside over 1f out, never near leaders, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Aboriginie (8-9) at Great Leighs 1m 2f hcap (4) pol.
Animator 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on steadily to lead well inside final furlong and drew clear near finish, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo app hcp (5) gs in Aug beating Aleatricis (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Calzaghe (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, chased winner approaching final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 5, 8l behind Forrest Flyer (8-2) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (5) gf in Jun.
North Parade 15-2 (9-6) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, nk behind La Columbina (7-9) at Newbury 1m 2f clm (4) gs in Aug.
Apache Fort 5-2fav (9-8) In touch, effort over 1f out, ridden and one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Mr Napoleon (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Petrosian 66-1 (8-13) Led to halfway, weakened rapidly, last of 13, well behind Mohawk Star (9-12) at Kempton 2m hcap (6) pol.
Dancing Dik 10-3fav (9-1) Led after 1f to halfway, led again on inside over 2f out, headed and lost 2 places near finish, 4th of 13, 1l behind Shraayef (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp (6) pol.
Bella Medici 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway under pressure well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind China Pink (8-6) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Agente Romano (USA) 50-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Allied Powers (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo hcp (4) gd in May.