Georgian Bay has not won since landing last year’s renewal and was well beaten by the progressive DOMMERSEN (NAP) over track and trip last month. John Gosden’s colt is upped a further 6lb but beat Afjaan a shade more cosily than the narrow winning margin would suggest with Sirius Prospect, Secret Art, Replenish and Jack Of Diamonds all finishing further behind. Wimpole Hall made all at Sandown last time, recording a convincing two-length success, and is preferred to Abareeq and Bastille Day off his current mark while top weight Lat Hawill is capable of getting involved on his day.
Lat Hawill (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Raced wide always towards rear, 18th of 20, 20 1/4l behind Firmament (8-13) at York 1m hcp stks (2) gf in Aug.
Sirius Prospect (USA) 20-1 (9-12) Close up, pushed along 2f out, effort inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Dommersen (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (3) pol in Aug.
Secret Art (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Held up, pushed along and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Dommersen (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (3) pol in Aug.
Afjaan (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Held up, headway on outer to lead approaching final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 13, hd behind Dommersen (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (3) pol in Aug.
Georgian Bay (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 13, 5 3/4l behind Dommersen (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (3) pol in Aug.
Dommersen (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Dwelt, held up, headway on inner entering final 2f, soon every chance, ridden and ran on to lead near finish, won at Kempton 1m hcp (3) pol in Aug beating Afjaan (9-6) by hd, 13 ran.
Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 50-1 (9-8) Towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 13, 8 1/4l behind Dommersen (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (3) pol in Aug.
Bastille Day 10-1 (9-13) Dwelt, close up, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Laidback Romeo (9-10) at Sandown 1m hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Cape Icon 10-1 (9-3) Led, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 21 1/4l behind Treasury Notes (9-11) at Haydock 1m hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Replenish (FR) 5-1 (9-2) Raced wide, towards rear, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 6 1/4l behind Dommersen (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (3) pol in Aug.
Cape Speed (FR) 15-2 (9-7) In rear, some late headway, never dangerous, 4th of 5, 14 3/4l behind Huntlaw (8-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp (3) gd in Aug.
Abareeq 11-2 (8-12) Led, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Wind In My Sails (9-9) at Windsor 1m hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Wimpole Hall 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 5f out, hard ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Sandown 1m hcp (3) gf in Aug beating Fleeting Visit (9-1) by 2l, 9 ran.
Welliesinthewater (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 3/4l behind Firmament (9-10) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (3) pol in Aug.