Swindy found the step up in class beyond him at Ascot last time, but he went close at Epsom before that and has been placed at this track before. He looks a leading contender but slight preference is for Polytrack winner LIBRITISH, who ran well over further at Doncaster recently and will appreciate the return to today's trip. Persian Herald is another with claims on earlier form as he was beaten less than length at Goodwood in June, while Reem Star and Ugo are others to consider in a tough opener.
Swindy 15-2 (9-1) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Ivan Vasilevich (9-6) at Ascot 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Twice Bitten 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Proud Chieftain (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Libritish 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven when every chance 2f out, soon lost place, last of 5, 10l behind Qushchi (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Persian Herald 14-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along to track leader until 7f out, chased leading trio, weakened over 3f out, 5th of 6, 8l behind Calaf (8-12) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Reem Star 7-2 (9-5) Held up in 4th, driven and headway to lead narrowly inside final 2f, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Planetoid (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ugo (USA) 11-2 (9-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Planetoid (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Gower Rules (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders until lost place halfway, ridden and struggling over 3f out, nevr on terms after, 6th of 7, 10l behind Urban Space (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Stentorian (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Soon chased winner until 6f out, soon pushed along in 4th, stayed on to 3rd inside final 2f, one pace when edged left under pressure over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Area Fifty One (8-10) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.