Gabrial's Kaka was an impressive winner at Pontefract but a 6lb rise makes this tougher and stablemate Asgardella, not beaten far in a Newbury Listed contest in May, could have a better chance after being given a break. EQUITY RISK has won three times but probably ran his best race so far when runner-up to the impressive Short Squeeze at York. He had no chance with the winner but stayed on strongly in the closing stages and this looks no tougher. Altharoos had looked a progressive type when runner-up to Frog Hollow at York and ran so poorly at Newmarket last time that something was obviously amiss. Luhaif has received a bit of respite from the handicapper after a poor run at Newbury and would be a certainty if anywhere near the form that saw him less than a length behind Olympic Glory in last year's Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood.
Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug beating Manchestar (8-7) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Equity Risk (USA) 14-1 (8-9) Held up in mid-division on inside, goood headway over 2f out, challenged in 2nd 2f out, led soon after, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner when edged right inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Short Squeeze (8-3) at York 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Asgardella (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, driven over 2f out, ridden and lost place inside final 2f, no impression in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Jalaa (9-1) at Beverley 1m con stks (4) gf in Jun.
Altharoos (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Always in rear, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 27l behind Breden (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Luhaif 5-1 (8-2) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon well beaten, last of 5, 12l behind Tamayuz Star (8-8) at Newbury 7f cond Stakes (4) gf in Jul.
Party Royal 25-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 2f out, soon every chance, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 14, 23l behind Short Squeeze (8-3) at York 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Patrona Ciana (FR) 20-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 10th of 15, 4l behind Dutch Rose (9-7) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Jamesbo's Girl 20-1 (8-9) Chased leader, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Shebebi (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Bold Prediction (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Breden (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Woody Bay 11-2 (8-5) Towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Hay Dude (9-7) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.