15:00 Newmarket Fri 13 October 2017
Two-time Group 1 winner who showed he retained a large chunk of ability when winning a Group 2 at the Curragh earlier in the year but more miss than hit these days and likely to struggle carrying a penalty against younger, less exposed rivals.
2016 2,000 Guineas runner-up who got back on track with a win in Group 2 company at Newbury in August. Ran to a similar level when behind Ribchester in a Chantilly Group 1 last time but a 3lb penalty isn't ideal despite the drop back down in class.
Clearly thriving at present and built on a close second in Listed company at Haydock with a win in Group 3 back at that course last time. This is much tougher though and he has an absence to overcome; others preferred.
Won a Group 2 over the mile here last year but not won since and largely disappointing this campaign. Well beaten in Listed company earlier in the week at Navan and hard to fancy at present. Wants fast ground to be seen at his best.
Well beaten sixth of 12 in a Group 1 at Woodbine last time but this is more realistic and he won a Group 3 at Goodwood when last seen on these shores. Seen to best effect on fast ground and he'll appreciate this drop back in trip; each-way claims.
C&D winner and two-time Group 3 winner. Back to form with a pair of wins in August, including a Listed race on the July course last time over 6f and he's dangerous when allowed to dominate from the front. Tends to struggle when in this deep though.
Dual Group 1 winner including the Darley July Cup here (6f) and placed five more times at Group 1 level. Beaten over this trip in a Group 2 last time and there's a niggling suspicion he's better over shorter but class may see him through regardless.
Career best when runner-up to subsequent Group 1 winner last time over the mile and took a while to get going that day so there's a suspicion this drop back in trip may not be ideal. Still improving so can't be ruled out if he doesn't get outpaced.
Two-time C&D winner who started the season in fine form with the latter of those wins and followed up in a Group 3 at Lingfield the next time. Well beaten on both subsequent starts though and questions to answer now; career best needed.
Maiden winner on July course and ended her juvenile campaign with a placed effort in a French Group 1. Returned with a Group 3 win but disappointing at Royal Ascot last time. Given time to recover and likely to be more to come for a yard in form.
Won a Group 3 earlier in the year on fast ground at Naas but disappointing in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Placed in Listed company last time out but plenty more needed here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M MeadeJ: L Dettori|
Limato (6/4), Massaat (11/2), Dabyah (6/1), Dutch Connection (15/2), Gifted Master (9/1), Cougar Mountain (16/1), Mix And Mingle (25/1), True Valour (25/1), Rehana (33/1), Absolutely So (33/1), Gordon Lord Byron (66/1)
- Dutch Connection
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