HARRIS TWEED looks to have a good opportunity to land a deserved first win of the season. He appeared not to last the distance in the Yorkshire Cup a fortnight ago but his earlier placed efforts, in the Hardwicke at Ascot and a Group 3 at Goodwood in July when pipped at the post by Drunken Sailor, is good enough form to land this prize. Simon De Montfort has disappointed since winning a handicap at Meydan back in January and collateral form of his latest third at Windsor has him closely matched with Listed winner City Leader. The remainder all have plenty to find on today's terms with Myplacelater making most appeal judged on her placed efforts in Group company.
Bronze Cannon (USA) 10-1 (9-1) last of 10, 21l behind Emirates Champion (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp in Mar.
Classic Punch (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Made all, clear over 4f out, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug beating Licence To Till (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Harris Tweed 7-2 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leader until inside final 2f, no chance with leading pair over 1f out, weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Opinion Poll (9-4) at York 2m Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Modun (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway 3f out to chase leaders over 2f out, pressing leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Moyenne Corniche (8-10) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Simon De Montfort (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway when hung right over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Prince Siegfried (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Brushing 50-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 11l behind Blue Bunting (8-11) at York 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug.
Myplacelater 12-1 (9-4) 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Sarah Lynx (9-4) at Deauville(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 flls (2) sft in Aug.
City Leader (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) last of 7, 35l behind Cirrus Des Aigles (9-4) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f Grp 3 (2) sft in Aug.