A very competitive renewal of the Flying Childers and the tentative nod goes to Fleeting Spirit who had Captain Gerrard behind her when winning the Molecomb and off the same weights, she is fancied to confirm those placings. The selection comes here on the back of a close-up third in the Lowther however now back to the minimum trip, she looks sure to give punters another big run. She had previously finished in front of subsequent Nunthorpe winner Kingsgate Native and can return to winning ways here. Captain Gerrard seems to have improved since as he was impressive when winning at York and 'quietly' fancied by his stable, a big run looks imminent. Dark Angel also won at York recently but that form doesn't appear quite as solid, so of more interest may be Proud Linus who ran a cracker on debut behind Captain Gerrard and is open to plenty of improvement. Spirit Of Sharjah has his first run for Peter Chapple-Hyam today since joining from Julie Fielden's stable and has claims although he hasn't appeared to go forward since a Goodwood Listed win. At a price Irish raider The Loan Express could go well, however he is held by Warsaw on their running in May. The last-named warrants plenty of respect now dropped a couple of furlongs in trip, however Fleeting Spirit gets the vote to return to winning ways.
Captain Gerrard (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at York 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug beating Cake (8-12) by 2l, 10 ran.
Dark Angel (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Always prominent, led 2f out, ridden and stayed on well final furlong, won at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug beating Gypsy Baby (8-7) by 1l, 20 ran.
Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up last in centre group, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 6l behind Fleeting Spirit (8-11) at Goodwood 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Warsaw (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Close 2nd to over 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 4th of 5, 14l behind New Approach (9-1) at Curragh 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) sft in Aug.
Cake (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up, driven and headway 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Captain Gerrard (9-0) at York 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug.
Cute Ass (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up, headway 2f out, ran on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Cake (8-12) at Newbury 5f 2yo lst fll (1) gd in Aug.
Fleeting Spirit (IRE) 11-4 (8-12) Steadied at start, took keen hold to be in touch, led over 2f out, driven, headed 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Nahoodh (8-12) at York 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
The Loan Express (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in 5th, progress into 3rd under 2f out, challenged and virtually on terms 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Saoirse Abu (8-12) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug.
Proud Linus (USA) 100-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Captain Gerrard (9-0) at York 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug.