Battalion won his maiden over track and trip before winning a Class 2 handicap at Yarmouth and can figure on his return to action. But RAWAKI should be sharper with a good third in the Group 3 John Porter Stakes at Newbury under his belt and the top weight gets the vote. Chancery also ran well on his comeback at Doncaster considering he needs faster ground while Blue Wave has shown progressive form on the all-weather this year. Marco Botti runs two but De Rigueur needed 2m to get his head in front at Haydock and Suegioo continues to rise in the weights without winning.
Rawaki (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Cubanita (9-0) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd.
Battalion (IRE) (9-2) 3rd of 6, 6l behind Nicolosio (9-2) at Le Croise-Laroche(FR) 1m 2f 3yo lst stk gs in Nov.
Blue Wave (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Raced wide, close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 11l behind Litigant (9-5) at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol.
Golden Bowl (FR) (8-13) 6th of 9, 9l behind Penglai Pavilion (9-3) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f 3yo lst stk gs in Sep.
Chancery (USA) 11-2 (9-0) In rear, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Area Fifty One (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f stks (2) sft in Mar.
Media Hype 25-1 (9-10) Raced wide in touch, ridden and lost touch over 3f out, 11th of 12, 21l behind Salutation (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
De Rigueur 11-2 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, kept on, won at Haydock 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun beating Sun Central (9-8) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Suegioo (FR) 11-4fav (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Swinging Hawk (8-9) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Awake My Soul (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led early, tracked winner until ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 23l behind Salutation (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.