FLY AT DAWN may well succeed in keeping his unbeaten record intact. He won at Newmarket before landing a handicap over track and trip so can defy a double penalty. Nottingham third Parfait also sports Godolphin’s colours and is preferred to War Of Succession but Sir Dancealot won a handicap by six lengths here last time and looks a bigger threat. Ghayyar won a maiden at Newmarket last month and could also go well for the Hannon yard.
Fly At Dawn (USA) 3-10fav (9-6) Pressed leader, led narrowly over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Kempton 7f (4) pol in Aug beating Northdown (9-4) by 3l, 4 ran.
Ghayyar (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Made all, ridden and edged left from over 1f out, kept on strongly, eased close home, unchallenged, won at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (4) gf in Aug beating Glencadam Glory (9-5) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Sir Dancealot (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Dwelt, tracked leaders 5f out, switched left over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear entering final furlong, won at Kempton 7f mdn stks (4) pol in Aug beating Tonahutu (8-10) by 6l, 12 ran.
Parfait (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Dwelt, close up, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Second Nature (9-5) at Nottingham 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
War Of Succession 11-4 (9-2) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, switched right to challenge over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never a threat, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Contrast (9-2) at Haydock 7f stks (4) gf in Aug.