Sunblazer improved to finish runner-up over C&D last time. He looks sure to be thereabouts again and is preferred to Brighton third Pinarius. However, POOR DUKE has the strongest form as his second at Yarmouth to Indigo Lady seems much better in hindsight as the latter has since gone close in a Group 3 race in France. The rest have a bit to find with Unison and Pairumani Prince perhaps coming out best of them.
Pinarius (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leading pair, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, pressed for 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Tropical Song (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
Lucky Black Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 15l behind Emell (9-2) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.
Sunblazer (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Wadi Al Hattawi (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Senator Sam (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along and lost place 4f out when outpaced, kept on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 12, 10l behind Magical Rose (8-8) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Sep.
Poor Duke (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Always prominent, ridden 2f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Indigo Lady (8-7) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Aug.
Unison (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, headway on inner over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind George Cinq (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Indies Gold 33-1 (8-11) Outpaced and never on terms, 7th of 8, 12l behind Angus Og (8-8) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Sep.
Pairumani Prince (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 13l behind Tamarkuz (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Inessa Armand (IRE) Shamardal filly out of Shakti.
Rock Diamond (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 13l behind Imperial Oak (8-9) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Sep.
Sakhee's Ichigou 25-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 8l behind Spithead (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Terpsichore 10-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, some headway 3f out, no impression final 2f, 5th of 8, 13l behind Imperial Oak (8-9) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Sep.