A really tough end to proceedings as a few of these appear to be on the upgrade. An 8lb rise in the weights may be too much for Maven while Kalk Bay carries a penalty for last week's success at Beverley, though did it easily that day. Faster ground appears the key to SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD as he bolted up at Newmarket 11 days ago, despite meeting trouble in running. This is very competitive but Sir Michael Stoute's three-year-old may well be a group performer in the making and is fancied to make it three out of three today over this trip. Start Right and Spanish Duke are both potentially well treated but are a little quirky and the latter's yard has endured a miserable summer while Ottoman Empire has never won on Turf. Danadana has but is weighted to the hilt now and more interesting is Newmarket winner Hajras with Van Der Art yet to prove she stays this far.
Danadana (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Mid-division, effort and hanging right from over 3f out, no impression and well held from over 1f out, 9th of 18, 9l behind Landaman (8-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
King Torus (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, hanging right over 2f out, never in contention, 11th of 18, 13l behind Landaman (8-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Start Right 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 18, 2 3/4l behind Landaman (8-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Ottoman Empire (FR) 5-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 7f out and set decent pace, hung right and headed 2f out, soon ridden and stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Cameron Highland (8-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd.
Spanish Duke (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 7th of 18, 8l behind Landaman (8-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Licence To Till (USA) 8-1 (10-0) Prominent, challenged 3f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Opinion (9-1) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Sir John Hawkwood (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway 3f out, not clear run over 2f out, switched right and chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, eased close home, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Man Of Action (10-0) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Suits Me 17-2 (9-6) Led, driven clear over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, kept on, headed and no extra final strides, 3rd of 11, nk behind Silvery Moon (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 7-1 (8-3) Led 1f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Landaman (8-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Hajras (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, edged right over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, hung right and chased leader 1f out, stayed on wel to lead final 50 yards, won going away, won at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) fm in Jul beating Love Your Looks (9-11) by 1l, 7 ran.
Van Der Art 6-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven and held on, won at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Jack Who's He (8-13) by hd, 8 ran.
Fork Handles 20-1 (9-4) In touch in mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, stayed on, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Opinion (9-1) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Kiwi Bay 33-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, not clear run 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 10th of 18, 9l behind Go Dutch (8-8) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Cool Macavity (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 11, 1/2l behind Silvery Moon (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Maven 10-1 (9-1) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge towards stands side inside final 2f, led over 1f out, edged left and kept on well final furlong, won at York 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul beating Hippy Hippy Shake (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Kalk Bay (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Chased leaders in 4th, went 3rd going well over 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led on bit 2f out, soon edged right, clear over 1f out, driven right out, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Merchant Of Medici (9-2) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Aerodynamic (IRE) 3-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, going away towards finish, won at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Sir George (9-7) by 2l, 11 ran.