PLATINUM STAR was only beaten half-a-length in the Windsor Castle at Ascot on his only previous start over 5f. He’s since finished second in the July Stakes and won a Listed contest over 6f at Ripon so is the form pick in this ahead of another Godolphin runner in Lazuli. Charlie Appleby’s colt is 2-2 but is stepping up in grade for this and dropping down in trip. Dream Shot kept on for second in the Flying Childers at Doncaster and appears to have the beating of Flaming Princess on that run. The latter probably has the best recent form among the fillies but Jamaheery was impressive on debut at Yarmouth and has bags of scope. Soft going would be a worry for Ayr second Graceful Magic so Irish raiders Ickworth and Pistoletto could be the pick of the remainder.
Golden Dragon (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden to lead and hung badly left inside final furlong, just held on, won at Windsor 6f stks (5) gf in Aug beating King's Lynn (9-2) by shd, 9 ran.
Lazuli (IRE) 4-11fav (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, looked in command until idled close home, just held on, won at Doncaster 6f stks (2) gf in Sep beating Misty Grey (8-13) by ns, 3 ran.
Pistoletto (USA) 9-4 (9-3) Held up in rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 9l behind Sir Boris (9-3) at Fairyhouse 6f lst stks (1) Yielding - Soft in Sep.
Platinum Star (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Chased leaders, challenged 2f out, led inside final 2f, went clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Ripon 6f lst stks (1) gd in Aug beating Lambeth Walk (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Flaming Princess (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Always close up, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and not quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind A'ali (9-1) at Doncaster 5f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Sep.
Flippa The Strippa (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up, headway halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 7 1/2l behind Living In The Past (9-0) at York 6f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gd in Aug.
Good Vibes 8-1 (9-0) Taken to post early, in rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 8 1/4l behind Dark Lady (9-0) at Salisbury 6f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gd in Sep.
Ickworth (IRE) 17-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, every chance inside final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Piece of Paradise (8-12) at Ayr 5f lst stks (1) gd in Sep.
Jamaheery (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, led well over 1f out, pushed out, comfortably, won at Yarmouth 6f fll stks (4) gf in Sep beating Esprit Rose (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Jouska 20-1 (9-0) Raced wide in touch, pushed along and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Dark Lady (9-0) at Salisbury 6f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gd in Sep.
Kemble (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 18 3/4l behind Dark Lady (9-0) at Salisbury 6f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gd in Sep.
Poets Dance 5-4fav (8-11) Chased leaders, switched left to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 5f stks (5) gf in Sep beating Cool Sphere (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Dream Shot (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up, headway over 1f out, soon pushed along, edged left inside final furlong, ridden and ran on well to snatch 2nd post, 2nd of 7, 1l behind A'ali (9-1) at Doncaster 5f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Sep.
Graceful Magic 5-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Rose Of Kildare (9-0) at Ayr 6f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gd in Sep.