Olympic Glory has yet to race on ground as fast he'll encounter here. First-time blinkers and testing going in the QE11 at Ascot a fortnight ago witnessed him turn around an earlier five-length deficit with Maxios and the form looks suspect. Saying that, Richard Hannon's charge is still preferred to Cristoforo Colombo, who appears outmatched in this company. Miesque, Lure and Goldikova have all recorded back-to-back wins in this over the years and WISE DAN can add his name to that illustrious list. He swept aside the front-running Obviously in last year's renewal and even though Silver Max brought his winning streak to an end on the Polytrack at Keeneland last time, Charlie LoPresti's charge had beaten the latter twice before on this surface. Bright Thought is having his first start since rattling up a hat-trick of lesser events here earlier in the year but David Lanigan's former inmate, No Jet Lag, has shown good progress winning both starts for Simon Callaghan including a Grade 2 over track and trip recently.
No Jet Lag (USA) 13-1 (8-4) 4wd into str,lugged in, won at Santa Anita(USA) 1m Grp 2 gd in Oct beating He Be Fire N Ice (8-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Silentio (USA) 6-1 (8-7) Willingly 3wd lane, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Obviously (8-13) at Del Mar(USA) 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Silver Max (USA) 15-2 (9-0) Dug in,held stubbornly, won at Keeneland(USA) 1m Grp 2 fst in Oct beating Wise Dan (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Obviously (IRE) 1-2fav (8-12) Bid,led,clear,wkened, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind No Jet Lag (8-4) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m Grp 2 gd in Oct.
Olympic Glory (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, squeezed through to chase leaders 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly to draw clear inside final furlong, driven out, won at Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct beating Top Notch Tonto (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Bright Thought (USA) 13-5 (8-6) Bid,led 3/16,drew off, won at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 4f Group 2 sks in Mar beating All Squared Away (8-6) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
He Be Fire N Ice (USA) 33-10 (8-7) 4wd into str,rallied, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind No Jet Lag (8-4) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m Grp 2 gd in Oct.
Wise Dan (USA) 1-2fav (9-0) Bumped, 6w,kept at bay, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Silver Max (9-0) at Keeneland(USA) 1m Grp 2 fst in Oct.
Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 5-2fav (9-5) Settled behind leaders, pushed along and dropped towards rear 2f out, not clear run briefly inside final furlong, kept on same pace closing stages, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Balmont Mast (9-6) at Curragh 6f Listed stks (1) gd in Oct.
Za Approval (USA) 7-4fav (8-12) 3w 2nd,brisk hand ride, won at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 1f Grp 3 gd in Oct beating Plainview (8-5) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.