With a mark of 108, CABLE BAY is clear on official ratings. He deserves to pick up a nice prize after good efforts in the Gimcrack and then the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster earlier this month so Charlie Hills' colt gets the vote. Miracle Of Medinah and Nezar have a bit to find with the selection on collateral form while, strictly on the book, Mawfoor should get the better of the unbeaten Silent Bullet. Championship was a let-down in the Coventry at Ascot back in June and it remains to be seen if God Willing is good enough at this level after winning on his racecourse debut at Newbury last month.
Brazos (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Edgy in stalls, held up in rear, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on to modest 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 9l behind Be Ready (9-0) at Doncaster 7f Listed stks 2yo (1) gs.
Cable Bay (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Outstrip (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs.
Championship (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 14l behind War Command (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
God Willing 6-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, led 1f out, held on well, won at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug beating Raise Your Gaze (9-5) by nk, 12 ran.
Mawfoor (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Behind near side, headway 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 21, 3/4l behind Morning Post (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gs.
Miracle of Medinah 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, switched left over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 19, 4l behind Haikbidiac (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Nezar (IRE) 8-13fav (9-1) In rear, headway on outer entering final 2f, soon edged left, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Chester 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug beating Party Ruler (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Silent Bullet (IRE) 8-15fav (9-4) Made all, ridden and pressed over 1f out, hard ridden when challenged inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Haydock 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Aug beating Safety Check (9-4) by 1/2l, 3 ran.