Living up to his name Give The Slip
led his rivals a merry dance and was heading the first at the final furlongs only to be cut down in the closing strides by New Zealand-based mare Ethereal.
At that stage there was daylight between Give The Slip
and the rest of the field but it was here that Scott Seamer aboard Ethereal launched his successful attack.
RESULT: ETHEREAL (S Seamer, 9-1) 1; Give The Slip
(30-1) 2; Persian Punch (12-1) 3; Karasi (25-1) 4.
The Godolphin trainer confirmed Frankie Dettori will ride Marienbard with Richard Hills set to be in the plate on board Give The Slip
At 16-1 and 14-1 respectively, both Give The Slip
and Marienbard are among the leading fancies for the big race on November 6, while Hatha Anna is over purely as a work companion for the two Cup hopes.
Rather than wait behind Galileo, as he had in the 'King George' at Ascot, Frankie Dettori set off in front of the 4-11 favourite behind the pace set by stable-companion Ice Dancer and Godophin's Give The Slip
4 - 15450 GIVE THE SLIP
(42) (D) (S Suroor(UK)) 4 9 4.
Eddery had done Blue's trainer Amanda Perrett a big favour when riding her first Royal Ascot winner Give The Slip
on Thursday, and he was in the right place all the way on Blue, while favourite Hudood never got into a challenging position.
At one stage, he was eight lengths clear of Godolphin's Give The Slip
, pacemaker for Fantastic Light and the fact that Michael Kinane, on Galileo, preferred to follow that one suggests that he thought Ice Dancer had gone too quickly too soon.
Darragh O'Donohoe will ride Fantastic Light's pacemaker Give The Slip
while Paul Scallan will fulfil a similar role on Aidan O'Brien's Ice Dancer for Galileo.
Godolphin were also triple-handed with Fantastic Light, Sakhee and pacemaker Give The Slip
standing their ground.
Saeed bin Suroor is expecting another big run from Fantastic Light, who will again have the services of pacemaker Give The Slip
next Wednesday, as he did when winning the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh last month.