A penalty for winning a Listed race earlier in the season, when Model Pupil was well beaten, leaves last year's winner Caucus with a tougher task this time round, especially as Repeater bounced back to form with a third in the Doncaster Cup last time. The latter is preferred to stablemate Tropical Beat. Genzy never figured on soft ground in France recently but is not out of this and makes more appeal than winning handicapper Statutory. SABOR A TRIUNFO didn't tell us that much when fading quickly in the closing stages of a Group 3 at Kempton, apart from the fact that she'll improve for the outing. A Group 1 winner in Chile over 1m2f, Richard Hughes' presence takes the eye and a punt is taken she'll last home on only her second start for new trainer Ed Dunlop.
Caucus 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway to 2nd 12f out until pushed along 5f out, driven and rallied over 3f out, staying on under pressure when hampered well over 1f out and switched left, one pace and no impression when dropped to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Ahzeemah (9-3) at York 2m Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.
Cavaleiro (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression when lost 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace after, 4th of 6, 2l behind Viking Storm (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 6f cond Stakes (2) gf.
Genzy (FR) 10-1 (8-11) 10th of 14, 10l behind Domeside (9-4) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 7f Grp 3 (1) sft.
Model Pupil 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd after 2f, ridden and lost 2nd well over 2f out, soon outpaced, plugged on again inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 11l behind Harris Tweed (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Aug.
Repeater 20-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up last, headway and squeezed between horses over 1f out, ridden and went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on pressing for 2nd but no chance with winner, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Times Up (9-3) at Doncaster 2m 2f Grp 2 (1) gs.
Tropical Beat 6-1 (9-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders on inside, effort on inner over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Camborne (10-0) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-110 (2) gs.
Sabor A Triunfo (CHI) 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division and pushed along at various stages, outpaced well over 2f out, driven 2f out, no chance after, 7th of 10, 9l behind Prince Bishop (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol.
Body Language (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Held up behind, headway 4f out, effort over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 18, 3 1/2l behind Oriental Fox (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Saint Hilary 33-1 (9-4) Took keen hold tracking leading trio on outside, pushed along 4f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 9, 17l behind The Lark (8-6) at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 2 flls (1) gs.
Statutory (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, edged right and kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Nearly Caught (8-8) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp (2) gs.