|1 (9)||125291-||Kirthill (IRE) 207||4||9-7||K Fallon||L M Cumani||100||8/1|
|2 (6)||4-37402||Sirvino 21||7||9-7||J P Spencer||T D Barron||100||10/1|
|4 (1)||42310-0||Labarinto 25||4||9-4||R L Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||97||15/2|
|5 (12)||4907U-1||Right Step 21||5||9-4||Jim Crowley||A P Jarvis||97||9/1|
|6 (7)||235-484||Suits Me 36||9||9-2||R Hughes||T D Barron||95||20/1|
|7 (16)||211/32-||Flag Officer 340||4||9-2||L Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||95||4/1|
|8 (8)||21025-2||New Hampshire (USA) 27||4||8-11||Lee Topliss (3)||T Coyle||90||14/1|
|9 (10)||0325-17||Mirrored 18||6||8-10||D Fentiman||T D Easterby||89||18/1|
|10 (15)||2853-30||Northside Prince (IRE) 18||6||8-10||R Winston||G A Swinbank||89||33/1|
|11 (11)||512221-||Area Fifty One 224||4||8-8||P Hanagan||R A Fahey||87||10/1|
|12 (3)||02752-0||Space War 11||5||8-8||P Mulrennan||M W Easterby||87||11/1|
|13 (5)||214-||Gatewood 297||4||8-7||William Buick||J H M Gosden||86||13/2|
|14 (14)||7324-46||Romeo Montague 21||4||8-7||J Fanning||E A L Dunlop||85||22/1|
|15 (13)||00628-0||Majestic Dream (IRE) 11||4||8-7||James P Sullivan||M W Easterby||83||100/1|
|3 (4)||316779-||Rumh (GER)||4||9-7||Saeed bin Suroor||Non Runner||100|
|16 (2)||203098||Reve De Nuit (USA)||6||8-7||A J Mccabe||Non Runner||77|
Sir Michael Stoute, whose yard has just struck form, has won this twice in the past ten years so the lightly-raced Labarinto can get into contention after an opening run over a trip too short at Newbury. Saeed Bin Suroor won this three times in succession from 2008 and is doubly represented this time. Rumh was used as a pacemaker in Group 1's after her victory over this trip at Newbury in June but FLAG OFFICER looks the stable pick. His close second to Sea Moon over the C&D in June could hardly have been better boosted by the winner and, having missed an engagement a couple of weeks ago due to heavy conditions, he should be cherry ripe for his return and gets the vote. Area Fifty One ended the last campaign in excellent form and Richard Fahey's team are going strongly while there's probably much more to come from Gatewood, who didn't make his racecourse debut until last June and who easily landed a Salisbury maiden on his second start. Kirthill will be winning soon though could just need his reappearance in such a competitive handicap but Right Step is fighting fit and his victory over timber at Aintree and a heavy ground success at Epsom last month.
Kirthill (IRE) 11-2fav (8-8) Mid-division, switched left and headway over 2f out, ridden to lead and edged right 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Oct beating Pivotman (8-7) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Sirvino 16-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Right Step (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) hvy in Apr.
Rumh (GER) 100-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 49l behind Masked Marvel (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 7f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Labarinto 12-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never in contention, 12th of 22, 20l behind Captain Bertie (8-7) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Apr.
Right Step 14-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) hvy in Apr beating Sirvino (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Suits Me 9-2 (9-7) Slight lead over 1f, pressed leader, taken wide halfway, narrow lead inside final 2f, tired and hung left over 1f out, weakened and headed inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 8l behind Deauville Flyer (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Flag Officer 7-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led over 2f out, hung right to stands rail final furlong, no extra and headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Sea Moon (9-7) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
New Hampshire (USA) 22-1 (9-0) Led, narrowly headed over 3f out, led again
Mirrored 7-1 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 7th of 12, 9l behind War Poet (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Northside Prince (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, weakened over 4f out, last of 12, 42l behind War Poet (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Area Fifty One 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led inside final 2f, drew clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct beating Hunter Forward (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Space War 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 15l behind Farhh (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Gatewood 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Ivan Vasilevich (9-6) at Ascot 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Romeo Montague 6-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 25l behind Aiken (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Majestic Dream (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 16, 31l behind Farhh (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Reve De Nuit (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 13l behind War Poet (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.