AATTASH paid the price for setting a furious gallop when not quite lasting home over 10f at Goodwood last time, but his style of racing will suit this drop back to a mile and he may well run them all ragged and land the prize from a mark of 86. Stags Leap took a Windsor claimer last time and a drop both in the weights and also in trip suggests he will struggle to follow up. A better bet looks to be Qanoon, who has put in a couple of solid runs in handicaps and has a squeak now the assessor has eased his burden. Rasselas should be very competitive, while Vito Volterra is becoming less appealing, going up in the weights without winning. Aattash can probably make all to win.
Tominator 11-1 (9-3) Tracked leader and keen, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 4th of 6, 9l behind Myplacelater (9-0) at Leicester 1m 2f con stks (3) gd in Jul.
Aattash (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Led at good pace, going well 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Beachfire (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Aghadoe (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Hot Spark (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Qanoon (USA) 6-4fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, ridden and edged left 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, soon drifted right, stayed on towards finish, no impression, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Kay Gee Be (9-8) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Stags Leap (IRE) 10-11fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, led on inside going easily 3f out, cajoled along and kept on inside final furlong, always just doing enough but never really challenged, won at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo clm (5) gf in Jun beating Sassanian (9-0) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Rasselas (IRE) 10-3fav (9-8) Towards rear and off the pace, hung left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well, going on close home, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Tukitinyasok (9-3) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Ejteyaaz 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leading pair, outpaced over 3f out, soon lost place and behind, no chance with leading trio final 2f, last of 4, 12l behind Motrice (9-0) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Led, clear 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hung right under pressure inside final furlong, headed and no extra final strides, 2nd of 6, shd behind Midwestern (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Law To Himself (IRE) 11-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 5, 13l behind Vulcanite (8-13) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
Sir Frank Wappat 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, chased clear leader 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, lost 2nd over 1f out, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Midwestern (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.