The going was good to soft when Safe Voyage made all in this 12 months ago but rain is forecast and John Quinn’s tough campaigner could be interesting if conditions deteriorate. Glorious Journey wasn’t disgraced in the July Cup having won a Group 3 earlier at Newmarket but William Buick, unsurprisingly, has chosen SPACE BLUES (NAP) who didn’t appear to handle Goodwood when returning from a break in the Lennox Stakes but was still beaten under a length and is a Group 1 winner running without a penalty. Sir Busker and the much-improved Highfield Princess have each-way claims but Primo Bacio looks a bigger danger having run well at the highest level since landing a Listed race over a mile here in the spring.
Glorious Journey 25-1 (9-6) In touch in centre, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Starman (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Jul.
Lord Of The Lodge (IRE) 85-40 (9-4) Tracked leader, led 5f out, stayed far side alone over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 3, 5 1/2l behind Symbolize (9-4) at Thirsk 7f stks (3) sft in Aug.
Pogo (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Led, headed 5f out, led again entering final 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Palace Pier (9-0) at Ascot 1m Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Jun.
Safe Voyage (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Slightly slow to stride, soon recovered to midfield, headway into prominent position halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 11 3/4l behind Kinross (9-3) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 stks (1) sft in Jul.
Sir Busker (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Towards rear, hampered and headway over 2f out, ridden to lead briefly entering final furlong, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Megallan (8-10) at Salisbury 1m Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Space Blues (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Held up towards rear, last halfway, some headway on outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on close home, 4th of 8, 1/2l behind Kinross (9-3) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 stks (1) sft in Jul.
Highfield Princess (FR) 9-2 (9-3) Quickly away from wide draw to lead, joined over 2f out, hung right and headed over 1f out, rallied gamely inside final furlong until no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Last Empire (9-3) at Goodwood 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) sft in Jul.
Fivethousandtoone (IRE) 9-4 (8-12) In touch in 4th, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 3rd of 4, 4 3/4l behind Mutasaabeq (8-12) at Haydock 7f stks (3) gd in Jul.
Primo Bacio (IRE) (8-11) 7th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Mother Earth (8-11) at Deauville 1m Grp 1 sft in Aug.