ZACINTO is not certain to handle the testing underfoot conditions but Sir Michael Stoute's colt created such a favourable impression when making a winning debut at Sandown in July that he is hard to oppose and gets the verdict ahead of Master Noverre and Westphalia. The last mentioned disappointed in the Group 2 Futurity Stakes at The Curragh last time but Aidan O'Brien's colt is better than that effort would suggest and he has to be respected on ground that suits. Playfellow has done everything that has been asked of him winning both starts so far, including on heavy ground first time out but he probably needs to improve to trouble the judge. Ouqba ran below expectations in a valuable sales race at Newmarket last time and a bigger threat is likely to come from Richard Fahey's Master Noverre, who found only Shaweel too good in the Gimcrack last time. This is a decent start to St Leger day and it is Zacinto who is taken to land the contest and further enhance the impression set on his debut.
Jazz Police 5-1 (9-0) Went left leaving stalls, tracked leaders, ridden and slightly outpaced well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Cry of Freedom (9-0) at Newbury 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gs in Aug.
Master Noverre (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Behind, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Shaweel (8-12) at Newbury 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.
Ouqba 11-2 (8-11) Always mid-division, 9th of 19, 7l behind Elnawin (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug.
Playfellow (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Tracked leader, shaken up to lead approaching final furlong, pushed clear, comfortably, won at Lingfield 7f nov stk (5) pol beating Musleh (8-8) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
War Native (IRE) 2-5fav (9-5) Went right start, pulled hard, tracked leading pair, chased leader and hung badly right entering final 2f, ridden to lead final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 7f nov stk (4) pol in Aug beating Fullback (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Super Pistachio (IRE) 4-5fav (9-1) Towards rear, no impression under pressure from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 17l behind Arazan (9-1) at Curragh 7f 2yo Grp 2 hvy in Aug.
Zacinto 5-6fav (9-3) In touch, headway to chase leader 2f out, ran green when asked to quicken, led over 1f out, pushed out, impressive, won at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Seminole (9-3) by 8l, 10 ran.
Are Can (USA) 28-1 (8-11) Towards rear, outpaced halfway, 7th of 9, 13l behind Diddums (8-9) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn auc (4) gd in Aug.