Godolphin can take this Listed prize with URBAN POET; the list of dangers is headed by Blue Bajan and Traffic Guard. The draw is a negative for the selection but Godolphin are in good form at present and this colt does look the class act in this race. He has already run well in Group company but he did disappoint at Goodwood last time and he will need to bounce back from that effort if he is to take this. Blue Bajan is more exposed than our selection but he has a good draw and he ran a blinder when last seen out in a Group 2 event at York when he chased home Ask. Traffic Guard was an emphatic winner at Windsor last month in Listed company when he showed plenty of improvement for the step up in trip. If he can build on that then he has an obvious chance today. Cheshire Prince loves it here and the trainer also does well with his runners at this venue but he is likely to find this race a little too hot, and we will nominate the unexposed Urban Poet as the pick.
Traffic Guard (USA) 3-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, led over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug beating Warringah (9-2) by 8l, 5 ran.
Blue Bajan (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Steadied at start and held up in rear, headway over 3f out, driven over 1f, one paced final furlong, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Ask (8-13) at York 1m 6f stks (1) gs in May.
Hatton Flight 8-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, niggled along 4f out, always behind, eased when no chance over 1f out, last of 15, 38l behind Red Merlin (8-10) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Indian Days 40-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, raced wide and soon close up, ridden and every chance approaching 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Kirklees (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol.
Urban Poet (USA) 7-4fav (8-7) Soon tracked leader to 8f out, chased leaders in 3rd, driven along 3f out, weakened tamely, 6th of 7, 31l behind Mourilyan (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f Listed stks gd in Aug.
Snoqualmie Girl (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Mid-division on inside, headway 3f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Tanoura (8-8) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Cheshire Prince 20-1 (9-12) Led 2f remained prominent, driven over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 15l behind Lord Theo (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.