PIPERS NOTE has been in good form so far this season and ran well when finishing third over C&D last time out. Ruth Carr's charge is flexible in terms of tactics and he can confirm form with the horse who finished one place behind him on that occasion Lexington Abbey today. Top weight Mirza ran well when finishing runner-up in a Group 3 last time and off a mark just 1lb higher than for his most recent handicap success he can claim third today.
Mirza 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden and no chance with winner, kept on well for clear 2nd, 2nd of 10, 3 1/4l behind Battaash (8-12) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 stks (1) gf in Jul.
Pipers Note 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, stands side, tracked leaders 3f out, ridden and effort inside final 2f, switched right and stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, held when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 17, 2 1/4l behind Danzeno (9-10) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Willytheconqueror (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led centre group until ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 8 1/4l behind Ornate (9-5) at Newmarket 5f stks (3) gd in Jul.
Tropics (USA) 11-1 (9-5) Raced centre towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 4 3/4l behind Ornate (9-5) at Newmarket 5f stks (3) gd in Jul.
Doc Sportello (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Line Of Reason (9-8) at Newcastle 5f hcp (2) pol in Jun.
Sir Robert Cheval (9-3) 7th of 9, 5 3/4l behind Rosa Imperial (8-13) at Maisons-Laffitte 5f lst stks gd in Jun.
Green Door (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on near side rail, pushed along halfway, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, kept on in 3rd inside final furlong, weakened, not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind El Astronaute (8-8) at Goodwood 5f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Lexington Abbey 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders stands side, effort over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 17, 2 1/4l behind Danzeno (9-10) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Blaine 20-1 (10-0) Raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 5 3/4l behind Upstaging (9-10) at Windsor 6f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Stake Acclaim (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, effort to challenge 2f out, ridden 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 15th of 26, 4 3/4l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Hakam (USA) 10-1 (10-0) Went right start, held up in rear in stands side group, headway on stands rail 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 11, shd behind Lightning Charlie (9-7) at Ascot 6f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Jack Dexter 12-1 (8-6) Raced centre, held up towards rear, some late headway, never threatened, 13th of 27, 7 1/2l behind Stamp Hill (8-5) at Ascot 7f hcp stks (2) gs in Jul.