Group 1 winning sprinters SHEA SHEA and Sole Power take up arms once again. The latter won this as a three-year-old and a fitness advantage may have told when he beat the former a neck in the King's Stand at Ascot in June. But Mike De Kock's charge had beaten Sole Power earlier in the year in Dubai and finished ahead of him again when fourth in the July Cup last time. Shea Shea is taken to edge today's rematch with Frankie taking over the reins. Like most of the rest, Slade Power has a bit to find with the aforementioned pair and so does Tickled Pink, although the latter is still improving and beat a previous winner of this, Kingsgate Native, at Sandown before a below par effort behind today's rival Moviesta at Goodwood. Kingsgate Choice beat York Glory in a handicap over track and trip in May while Swiss Spirit is another who could go well without being quite good enough. Borderlescott has won this twice before but doesn't look the force of old at the age of eleven.
Borderlescott 33-1 (9-2) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 20, 6l behind Baccarat (8-9) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.
Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division centre group, ridden and one pace final furlong, 10th of 27, 5l behind Rex Imperator (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Hamish McGonagall 16-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 15th of 17, 8l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Kingsgate Choice (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders towards far side, ridden inside final 2f, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 4th of 9, 3/4l behind Jwala (8-9) at York 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Kingsgate Native (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, never a factor, 15th of 17, 7l behind Moviesta (8-12) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Shea Shea (SAF) 3-1fav (9-5) Held up, headway and switched left over 1f out, pressing for 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Lethal Force (9-5) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jul.
Slade Power (IRE) 2-1 (9-10) Tracked leader and 2nd halfway, headway to lead well over 1f out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 6f Grp 3 gd beating Hamza (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Sole Power 15-2 (9-5) Steadied start, soon switched right, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, unable to get on terms, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Lethal Force (9-5) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jul.
Spirit Quartz (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, every chance from over 1f out, staying on when hampered closing stages, 6th of 17, 2 3/4l behind Moviesta (8-12) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Swiss Spirit 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway when hung right from well over 1f out, chasing winner when short of room close home, kept on, 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Moviesta (8-12) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Tiddliwinks 50-1 (9-7) In touch centre group, weakened over 1f out, last of 27, 19l behind Rex Imperator (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
York Glory (USA) 8-1 (9-9) Behind centre group, ridden inside final furlong, never dangerous, 20th of 27, 12l behind Rex Imperator (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Bungle Inthejungle 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened halfway, 12th of 17, 7l behind Moviesta (8-12) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Moviesta (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders halfway, switched left to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, hung left under pressure, ran on well, won at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd beating Swiss Spirit (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 17 ran.
Caledonia Lady 25-1 (8-11) Raced centre towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 17, 8l behind Sole Power (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Jwala 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, effort when hung right from over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 17, 10l behind Moviesta (8-12) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Ladies Are Forever 14-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway when switched left to challenge over 1f out, kept on well, never nearer, 5th of 17, 2 3/4l behind Moviesta (8-12) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Miss Lahar 15-2 (9-5) Prominent, improved to dispute lead and ridden 1 1/2f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, edged ahead close home, won at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul beating Minalisa (9-5) by hd, 11 ran.
Tickled Pink (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Chased leaders, effort when hampered over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 17, 4l behind Moviesta (8-12) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Rosdhu Queen (IRE) 2-1fav (8-10) Held up, some headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, eased when well beaten final furlong, last of 11, 19l behind Ladies Are Forever (9-2) at York 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Jul.