Mustamir had Notarised behind when only beaten a length on his debut at Thirsk and has to be respected. Early Morning had had the benefit of a run when finishing ahead of FLAG WAR over 7f here last month and the Godolphin colt is fancied to turn the tables over this extra furlong and get off the mark. Miner's Lamp needs more than when fourth at Yarmouth but, like Frosty The Snowman and Libeccio, has scope for improvement and newcomers Dursey Island and Zephyr are worth a market check.
Dursey Island (USA) Elusive Quality colt out of Incircle Miss.
Early Morning (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Chased leader, led 5f out, ridden approaching final furlong, stayed on until headed and not pace of winner close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Ensuring (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Flag War (GER) 4-1 (9-5) In touch in 6th, pushed along 3f out, not quicken 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 13, 6l behind Ensuring (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Frosty The Snowman (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Behind, soon outpaced, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 24l behind Stealth Missile (9-0) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Libeccio (FR) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, 9th of 11, 17l behind Madeed (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Miner's Lamp (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Dwelt, chased leaders, hampered after 2f, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Postponed (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Mustamir (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) In touch, chased leading pair over 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Emef Diamond (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Notarised 11-1 (9-5) Mid-division outside, headway 3f out, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace under pressure final 2f, no impression, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Emef Diamond (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Zephyr Shirocco colt out of Pelagia.
Wildling 100-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, green and always behind, last of 13, well behind Lightning Spear (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.