Red Runaway is the only one of these to have won over a mile so far but that victory came on Polytrack and a number of his rivals seem sure to be suited by a step up in distance. One of those is SHEBEBI and the progressive Folkestone scorer can ensure John Dunlop bows out on a long and successful association with the St Leger meeting on a winner. This is a hot nursery, however, and there are several dangers. Hoarding, Ajmany, Rising Legend, Nile Knight, Winged Icarus and Cappadocia all arrive off the back of recent wins while Shrewd and Excellent Mariner were both beaten favourites last time. Michael Bell's colt wasn't beaten far when chasing a hat-trick at Newmarket and Ian Burns takes off 7lb here so he may be the biggest threat to the selection with Glory Awaits burdened with top weight on his handicap debut.
Glory Awaits (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led, pushed along and headed over 3f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Fantastic Moon (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Aug.
Hoarding (USA) 11-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, nowhere to go from 2f out, quickened to lead when gap appeared inside final furlong, readily, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating French Press (9-4) by 1l, 12 ran.
Ajmany (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Pressed leader, niggled along over 3f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug beating World Record (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Rising Legend 9-4 (9-3) Chased leader, grabbed near side rail in staight, challenged 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug beating Canadian Run (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Red Runaway 7-2 (9-3) In touch, headway to track leaders, over 3f out, chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug beating Anjuna Beach (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Nile Knight 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug beating Red Refraction (9-3) by nk, 9 ran.
Winged Icarus (USA) 7-2fav (8-12) Made all, clear entering final 3f, increased lead over 1f out, eased final furlong, comfortable, unchallenged, won at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Aug beating Poetic Verse (9-0) by 12l, 9 ran.
Cappadocia (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, kept on and led towards finish, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Meet Me Halfway (9-7) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Excellent Mariner (IRE) 9-2fav (8-10) Pressed leader, outpaced over 3f out, soon lost place, behind final 2f, last of 9, 26l behind Grandorio (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 2yo hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Mad Jazz 8-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to take 2nd final 50 yards, no impression with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Grandorio (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 2yo hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Shebebi (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Banovallum (9-3) by 2l, 10 ran.
Shrewd 4-1fav (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, hung left entering final furlong, no extra close home, 6th of 8, 1 1/2l behind I'm Back (8-11) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.