Richard Hughes doesn't make many mistakes when given a choice of rides and has chosen Sandown runner-up Equitania ahead of DANSILI DUAL. But this could be one of those occasions when it pays to question the champion-elect's judgement as the latter, a C&D winner in June, boasts a very decent level of form and has been taking on decent opposition in his last two starts over 6f. He gets the nod in receipt of 6lb from his stablemate as he should reverse Goodwood running with Dutch Masterpiece on this softer ground. Polytrack winner Just Charlie is lightly raced but has been done no favours by the handicapper and Khefyn was a long way behind Bridge Night on his only previous try at this level.
Just Charlie 7-2 (9-3) Made all, hard pressed from 2f out, soon hard ridden, ran on well, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug beating Nordikhab (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Equitania 10-3 (9-7) Led, headed over 4f out, prominent, led again entering final furlong, soon ridden and edged right, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Effie B (9-4) at Sandown 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Dutch Masterpiece 15-8fav (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in touch, effort when hung right then left over 1f out, soon no extra, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Jamesbo's Girl (8-9) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Bridge Night 11-1 (9-7) Led 1f, with leader, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 5, 4l behind Vincentti (9-0) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Dansili Dual (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Mainly towards rear, 8th of 10, 8l behind Jamesbo's Girl (8-9) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Mossgo (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 22nd of 23, 22l behind Hototo (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Khefyn (IRE) 1-2fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, ridden 2f out, edged left and headed 1f out, no extra towards finish, eased close home, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Hardy Red (9-7) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Spray Tan 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, led over 1f out, soon hung left, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Secret Sign (9-7) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.