Given the way the form of his latest start is working out, SAN JEMENIANO is hard to oppose at this level. Wriggle and Servetius are forwarded as the best of the rest. Servetius has plenty of winners in his bloodlines and, having already changed hands for a tidy sum; he has plenty of ticks in the right boxes. He handled this track well on his debut and will remain one to keep on the right side whatever happens today. Wriggle was a half-length behind a subsequent Listed race winner on his debut at Warwick - creating a very favourable impression in the process. His latest start is best forgotten (he lost a shoe at the start) and he comes here with solid claims. However, San Jemeniano has a slightly more convincing profile at this stage of their careers and as such he edges the nomination on this occasion.
Gramercy (IRE) Whipper colt out of Topiary.
Hot Spark 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, towards rear and outpaced, kept on from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 6l behind Hold On Tiger (8-13) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.
Little Garcon (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Raced wide, keen, held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 6l behind Side Glance (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Sep.
Never The Waiter 33-1 (9-3) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Najd (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
San Jemeniano (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Raced freely in touch, ridden over 1f out, hung left and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Blue Maiden (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Jul.
Servetius (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 4th of 9, 8l behind Armour (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Singin' The Blues Superior Premium gelding out of Not So Generous.
Woldgate 66-1 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, no headway, 8th of 13, 5l behind Elusive Trader (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Wriggle (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Held up in mid-division, promising headway to get in behind leaders over 2f out, driven over 1f out, no response, 6th of 11, 9l behind Dubai Miracle (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
City Gossip (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Hampered 5f out, towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, never reached leaders, 5th of 12, 3l behind Gouray Girl (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Mosqueta Doyen filly out of Arantxa.
Tartufo Dolce (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division on outside, headway over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Gouray Girl (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Whipper's Delight (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Mid-division, soon pushed along, behind from halfway, 10th of 12, 18l behind Decorative (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Aug.