Seussical and Open Water still have a bit of scope but reappear after a break. Resurge isn't badly treated but was well behind NABUCCO at Newmarket in June. The top weight was beaten a length by Viewpoint at Goodwood later but is a couple of pounds better off here and can have his revenge as Richard Hughes' mount has been beaten twice since of today's mark. Mister Impatience is interesting as he's faced some tough tasks this year, though a further drop in distance is a worry for the recent Goodwood second. Noble Gift should be pressing for a place and is preferred to the lightly-raced Charles Camoin of the others.
Nabucco 8-1 (9-9) Dwelt, headway to track leaders 7f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, battled on well to hold 2nd, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Viewpoint (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Seussical (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders mainly 5th, pushed along approaching straight and went 3rd under pressure 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Dibayani (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 3f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in Jun.
King's Warrior (FR) 25-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, driven over 2f out, never dangerous, 16th of 19, 15l behind Danchai (8-11) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Resurge (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind Clon Brulee (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-110 (2) gs in Sep.
Viewpoint (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Slowly away, held up in rear, never involved, 12th of 13, 18l behind Haafaguinea (8-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft in Sep.
Charles Camoin (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Gospel Choir (10-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Redact (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Held up in touch on inside, lost place over 3f out, never dangerous after, 5th of 8, 9l behind Ennistown (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Mister Impatience 8-1 (9-3) Lead early, tracked leader, ridden to lead again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Gospel Choir (10-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Open Water (FR) 7-4fav (9-7) Raced keenly, led 3f, chased leader, pushed along 3f out, lost 2nd 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Come On Blue Chip (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Noble Gift 5-1 (9-0) Took keen hold close up, led 7f out, soon headed, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Tuscania (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.