FARRAAJ created such a big impression when beating Tell Dad at Sandown that he must be the selection, especially as the runner-up subsequently landed the lucrative Tattersalls Millions. Crius attempted to make all in a Haydock Listed contest and though easily brushed aside by Caledonian Spring it was still a decent effort. Jim Bolger doesn't waste journeys or entries so the presence of Zip Top, a debut winner at Leopardstown before well beaten on soft ground at the Curragh, is respected. Crusade badly needed his debut run at York but showed the benefit with a smooth maiden success at the Curragh and this Middle Park and Dewhurst entry should be the one to take advantage if the likely favourite flops his lines.
Crius (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no chance with winner final furlong, stayed on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Caledonian Spring (9-0) at Haydock 1m Listed stks 2yo (1) gf.
Crusade (USA) 5-2fav (9-3) Always prominent, led halfway, asserted over 1f out, kept on well, won at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in Aug beating Pearl In The Sand (8-12) by 2l, 16 ran.
Electrician 8-11fav (9-3) Keen tracked leader, led 4f out, clear 2f out, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Debating Society (9-3) by 4l, 9 ran.
Farraaj (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Made all, quickened 2f out, pushed along and in command over 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, easily, won at Sandown 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gd beating Tell Dad (9-3) by 5l, 4 ran.
Ghost Protocol (IRE) 4-6fav (9-3) Chased leader, smooth headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, comfortably, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug beating Freddy Q (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 3 ran.
Letsgoroundagain (IRE) 66-1 (8-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 21, 3/4l behind Reply (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gd.
Red Seventy 16-1 (9-0) Chased leading trio, pushed along 3f out, hung right inside final 2f, staying on same pace and loooked held when hampered and squeezed out over 1f out, last of 7, 7l behind Chandlery (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Storming Bernard (USA) 7-4fav (9-5) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Ayr 1m 2yo nov stk (4) gs beating Bountiful Girl (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Zip Top (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along in 6th halfway, no impression over 2f out, weakened, 6th of 7, 21l behind Fire Lily (8-12) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) in Jul.