English sprinters have a fine record in this and Mirza has won two of the last three renewals including a defeat of MOVE IN TIME last year with Rangali and Catcall further behind. But David O'Meara's charge may well turn the tables with Mirza today as he went on to win the Prix de l'Abbaye and found the ground against him in the Nunthorpe at York last time - as did King's Stand hero Goldream. The latter is penalised for that Ascot success and Profitable may get the better off him on this occasion. Red Baron and Katawi look to have more to find.
Move In Time 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 19, 9 3/4l behind Mecca's Angel (9-10) at York 5f Grp 1 stks (1) gs in Aug.
Muharaaj (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) 7th of 8, 9 1/4l behind Suedois (9-1) at Deauville 6f Grp 3 sft in Aug.
Signs Of Blessing (IRE) (9-2) 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Mirza (9-2) at Deauville 5f lst stks sft in Jul.
Mirza 50-1 (9-13) Behind, outpaced final 2f, 15th of 19, 15 1/4l behind Mecca's Angel (9-10) at York 5f Grp 1 stks (1) gs in Aug.
Rangali (9-2) 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Mirza (9-2) at Deauville 5f lst stks sft in Jul.
Catcall (FR) 5-2fav (8-13) 7th of 8, 2l behind Son Cesio (8-13) at Maisons-Laffitte 6f Grp 3 stks gd in Jul.
Gengis (FR) (8-4) won at Deauville 5f hcp sft in Aug beating Elabela (8-11) by nk, 16 ran.
Red Baron (IRE) 5-1fav (9-1) Led until over 1f out, faded final furlong, 11th of 12, 8 1/2l behind Out Do (9-1) at York 5f lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Profitable (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden and one pace over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 10th of 19, 9 3/4l behind Mecca's Angel (9-10) at York 5f Grp 1 stks (1) gs in Aug.
Elabela (IRE) (8-11) 2nd of 16, nk behind Gengis (8-4) at Deauville 5f hcp sft in Aug.
Katawi 14-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden on outside over 2f out, no progress, 11th of 13, 10 1/2l behind Maarek (9-0) at Beverley 5f lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Goldream 20-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Mecca's Angel (9-10) at York 5f Grp 1 stks (1) gs in Aug.