Haydock winner Attenborough has plenty of scope for further improvement while Goldoni is on the upgrade judged on his win in a Goodwood nursery, though close-up third Lord Of the Shadows is 16lb better off here and seems sure to turn the tables. Richard Hannon also saddles COUPE DE VILLE and it's the latter that gets the vote as he showed a willing attitude to land a conditions event over 7f at Newbury last month, giving every indication that he'll stay the extra here without too many problems. Tom Dascombe's filly Basantee has already won at Southwell and Haydock this year and was fourth in this grade in Germany in between. She may prove the pick of the remainder.
Attenborough (USA) 7-4 (9-3) Towards rear in 6th, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on, driven out, won at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Badea (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Coupe de Ville (IRE) 5-4fav (8-13) Raced keenly, held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, wandered under pressure from over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newbury 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Jul beating Leqqaa (8-13) by shd, 5 ran.
Goldoni (IRE) 11-2 (8-5) Mid-division on inside, headway on rails 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on gamely under strong pressure to lead last stride, won at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Jul beating West Leake Hare (8-2) by shd, 15 ran.
Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway towards inside 3f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, went 3rd approaching final furlong, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, going on close home, 3rd of 15, hd behind Goldoni (8-5) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Opera Buff 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Nawwaar (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jul.
Sound Advice 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Talwar (9-2) at Ascot 7f Listed stks 2yo (1) gs in Jul.
Thecornishcockney 14-1 (9-3) Refused to race, in a race won by Tamarrud (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol, 11 ran.
Basantee 9-2 (8-13) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Haydock 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gs beating Clare Island Boy (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 3 ran.