A superb line up for this Group three contest and the boys in blue look to hold strong claims running both Echo Of Light and Formal Decree, however we will just side with Mullins Bay. The former Ballydoyle inmate is now with top South African trainer Mike De Kock and the trainer was pleased with his two runs in Dubai earlier this year. Aiden O'Brien trained the selection to win this race in 2005 and if he still has the same ability he will be hard to beat this afternoon. Jockey bookings don't always work out with the Godolphin runners but Frankie does look to have it right this time, riding Echo Of Light. He has always been held in high regard by connections and proved his well being with a recent victory in a simlar contest in France. Last year's Cambridgeshire winner Formal Decree ran well behind today's rival Halicarnassus but isn't too well in here on official ratings. It would be no surrprise to see Kandidate involved in the finish here, but the others should be out-classed and so we return to Mullins Bay as the most likley winner.
Echo of Light (8-9) Made all, pushed along over 1f out, just held on, won at Deauville 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) in Aug beating Atlantic Air (9-1) by a shd, 13 ran.
Formal Decree (GER) 9-4 (9-7) Steadied at start, held up, headway 2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Halicarnassus (8-7) at Haydock 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Kandidate 8-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 3f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Halicarnassus (8-7) at Haydock 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Mullins Bay (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, no impression, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Spring At Last (9-0) at Nad Al Sheba 1m Grp 2 (1) std in Mar.
Royal Oath (USA) 11-2 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, keeping on one pace under pressure when not clear run briefly over 1f out, 8th of 13, 4l behind Tariq (8-9) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Halicarnassus (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, edged left and kept on, won at Haydock 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug beating Formal Decree (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Flying Clarets (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, led after 2f, ridden and headed 3f out, remained close up, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Samira Gold (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f lst fll hcp (1) gd in Aug.
Charlie Tokyo (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden along over 3f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Stage Gift (9-2) at York 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) hvy in Jul.