Brideshead has a decent pedigree and has to be of interest on his debut but those with experience have some decent form to their names and preference is for Mashaahed, who gets the vote ahead of Sir Michael Stoute's pair of newcomers Hasayaz and Seeking Straight. The last mentioned is bred for stamina being a Rainbow Quest colt out of a half-sister to Bonny Scot and may do better over further in time, while the Aga Khan's Hasayaz may want a softer surface. It is never easy for fillies against the colts at this time of year so David Wachman's Flamingo Guitar may be best watched on her debut, while Jeremy Noseda's Galileo colt Sixties Icon is another that may want further. David Elsworth's Degas Art stepped up on his debut effort when last seen but this looks tougher, while Galactic Star, the third of the Stoute trio in the race, is another son of Galileo that may need further. The vote then goes to Mashaahed, who improved from his first start to his second and with more to come over today's longer trip he looks the one to be on.
Brideshead (IRE) Danehill colt, half-brother to numerous useful winners including the very smart Lit De Justice and Commander Collins.
Degas Art (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, headway over 4f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on but no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Olympian Odyssey (8-11) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Hasayaz (IRE) Barathea colt, half-brother to several jumping winners.
La Estrella (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, soon struggling, 9th of 17, 9l behind Faversham (8-7) at Leicester 1m 2f mdn stk (5) gs.
Markovitch 4-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden 3f out, outpaced final 2f, 4th of 16, 11l behind Fire And Rain (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sept.
Mashaahed 10-3fav (8-11) Led, headed over 5f out, tracked leader, led again 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Fire And Rain (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sept.
Seeking Straight (IRE) Rainbow Quest colt, half-brother to winning hurdler Front Rank.
Senor Dali (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, stayed on final 3f, nearest finish, 4th of 16, 12l behind Shahin (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Sixties Icon Galileo colt out of Oaks winner Love Divine.
Dipped Wings (IRE) In The Wings filly out of an unraced mare.
Flamingo Guitar (USA) Storm Cat filly, sister to 2 winners between 7f & 1m1f.
Paradise Street (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Mid-division, driven over 3f out, soon weakened, 17th of 18, well behind In Dubai (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) sft in Oct.
Galactic Star 9-4fav (9-0) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and no extra final furlong, 5th of 14, 10l behind Shelhom (9-0) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.