FLASH FIRE made a promising start in a better race at Ascot when third to Growl. He may just edge this ahead of Best Dressed. The latter faded in the closing stages over 7f at Doncaster and should prove better suited by today's trip. Maftool is another to consider on his debut second over 6f at Epsom as the third-placed horse has subsequently won. Properus is related to winners and worth noting on his racecourse debut.
Best Dressed 40-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Basateen (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Jul.
Cape Hideaway Mount Nelson gelding out of Amiata.
Flash Fire (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Growl (9-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jul.
Maftool (USA) 6-1 (9-2) Slowly away in rear, headway approaching final furlong, kept on to go 2nd towards finish, not trouble winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Super Kid (9-2) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Properus (IRE) Lord Shanakill colt out of Amistad.
Secret Pattern Sakhee's Secret gelding out of Saddlers Bend.
Zigayani (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Towards rear, badly hampered over 2f out, not recover, 8th of 13, 21l behind Home Of The Brave (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Edie White 66-1 (8-3) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, 10th of 13, 14l behind Fendale (9-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Molly Approve (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Slowwly away, always behind, last of 9, 8l behind Assault On Rome (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) sft in Jun.