Treaty Of Paris was an 11/1 chance when landing this 12 months ago but it's normally a race for fancied runners. Basateen looks likely to start favourite this year having won by eight lengths at Doncaster following a debut third at Newmarket but GROWL (NAP) looked one to follow when making a winning start at Ascot. He was easy to back on that occasion as he looked as though the run would do him good but quickened impressively to score and the third has franked the form since. Misleading also won on debut, at Goodwood, but that form has still to be advertised and more interesting is the progressive Prince Gagarin. Jamaica represents Ballydoyle and has the usual clutch of big-race entries. He easily justified favouritism at Galway but may already be looking for a longer distance. Dutch Connection looks the pick of the remainder.
Basateen (IRE) 5-6fav (9-5) With leader, led over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, won at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Jul beating Mulzamm (9-5) by 8l, 12 ran.
Chadic 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Highland Reel (9-1) at Goodwood 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Danny O'ruairc (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden and switched right over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 5l behind Chadic (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Dominada (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Celestial Path (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Dutch Connection 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leading pair on inside and always going well, angled out over 2f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, shaken up and soon drew clear, easily, won at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf beating Rotherwick (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Growl 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon challenging, led just inside final furlong, quickened clear, impressive, won at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jul beating Auspicion (9-0) by 2l, 5 ran.
Jamaica (IRE) 4-9fav (9-5) Soon tracked leaders, 4th before halfway, soon improved, pushed along on outer in 3rd 2f out, led into straight, stayed on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Galway 7f mdn stks gd in Jul beating Postulation (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Medrano 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul beating Salateen (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Misleading 13-2 (9-0) In touch, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jul beating Aussie Ruler (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Prince Gagarin (IRE) 6-5fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gf beating Zephuros (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 3 ran.
Salateen 5-4fav (9-5) Made all, ridden clear entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs beating Al Bandar (9-5) by 7l, 5 ran.
Toocoolforschool (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Summer Times (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.