Now operating 4 lb below the mark he was successful from in this race 12 months ago, A MOMENTOFMADNESS signalled he may well be coming to the boil at the right time when a close-up sixth at York last month. Again partnered by William Buick, he could be worth chancing to confirm the promise of that run. The unbeaten Bielsa, Marnie James, Dazzling Dan and Wentworth Falls head up the dangers.
The return to 1½m should suit BEN VRACKIE and he's capable of winning at this level based on the really smart effort he produced when going close in a Royal Ascot handicap in June. Manuela de Vega has a series of solid efforts to her name at pattern level and could be the one to give John Gosden's charge most to do but this is a listed race where all 5 can be given a chance.
TURJOMAAN has the obvious potential for better still after only 4 starts and can build on his Glorious Goodwood second with the drop back to 7f likely to be a help if anything. Shine So Bright looks a really smart operator at this trip and is the big threat to Roger Varian's charge.
DICOLES OF ROME has a superb polytrack record and probably would have got up with a clear run at Kempton last time, so he's capable of making amends even if this is a slightly better race in terms of grade. Lethal Lunch, who also goes well on this surface is also worth consideration along with class-dropper Habub.
ROYAL CRUSADE looked potentially out of the top drawer when landing the odds at Newmarket on debut 3 weeks ago and is open to significant improvement up in grade. Threat sets a solid standard after his ready success in the Gimcrack at York and is the obvious threat despite his 3 lb penalty.
This doesn't look the deepest renewal and the highly-progressive LOGICIAN is taken to extend his unbeaten record to 5. John Gosden’s colt looks to have the raw ability to go all the way to the top judged on his win in the Great Voltigeur at York, and 13 winners of that Group 2 event have followed up in this. Sir Dragonet is the obvious threat based on his close fifth in the Derby.
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