It's three years since DARLEY SUN won the Cesarewitch by five lengths for David Simcock but, in fairness, he's been set some very stiff tasks since joining Godolphin. He was beaten less than a length by Ajaan in this last year and can end his losing run now under Mickael Barzalona. Last year's November Handicap winner Zuider Zee comes out best on official ratings and was fourth in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Ascot in June so should have no problems with the trip. He's certain to go close but recent Yarmouth runner-up Petaluma has a bit to find at the weights and winning hurdler Lieutenant Miller isn't one to rely on.
Darley Sun (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up in last pair, headway over 4f out, ridden 3f out, soon beaten and eased final 2f, tailed off, 10th of 13, 40l behind Caucus (9-3) at Newmarket 2m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep.
Feeling Peckish (USA) 40-1 (8-4) Led, headed 6f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Corvette (9-10) at Wolverhampton 2m app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Lieutenant Miller 3-1 (10-11) Mostly tracked leader, mistakes 3rd and 4th, ridden 2 out, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Katchmore (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Aug.
Zuider Zee (GER) 11-2 (8-7) 2nd flight, brief bid, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Jakkalberry (8-7) at Arlington(USA) 1m 5f grd stk gd in Aug.
Mollyow (IRE) 20-1 (7-9) Held up in touch on outer, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Saborido (9-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Petaluma 8-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, tracked leaders 11f out, ridden 3f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Bordoni (9-7) at Yarmouth 2m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.