Godolphin colours have been victorious in three of the last four renewals and Personal Opinion should go close after finishing second at Haydock. He's preferred to stablemate and newcomer Conquerant, while Al Busayyir also has claims on his promising debut over track and trip last month. LOCH MA NAIRE posted a better effort at Newmarket a fortnight ago and the half-sister to high-class filly Simply Perfect is expected to appreciate today's longer trip. Ed Dunlop's filly gets the nod with the remainder hard to fancy.
Al Busayyir (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Sbraase (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Conquerant 11-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, no real headway and never involved, 6th of 10, 11l behind Latin Charm (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Flying Author (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Behind and outpaced, never a factor, last of 15, 33l behind Rising Dawn (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Galaxy 25-1 (8-6) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 22l behind Hulcolt (8-8) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Late Shipment 7-2 (9-1) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Beach Bar (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Personal Opinion 7-2 (9-5) Prominent until steadied back towards rear 7f out, headway 3f out, ridden and soon led, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Fun Mac (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Piton 40-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened halfway, tailed off, last of 14, well behind End of Line (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Loch Ma Naire (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Miss Lillie (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) sft.