She Ain't A Saint may not have have stayed the longer trip at Sandown last time after a couple of wins on the all-weather. But it was still a disappointing effort finishing well behind fourth-placed SAMURAI SWORD. The Godolphin colt also struggled to get the trip but that was his first run since last July and he gets the vote here just ahead of Tropical Beat and Obsession. The latter pair arrive on the back of recent victories and are less exposed than Buzz Law and Ana Emarati, who both step up in class in a bid to land their hat-tricks. Soweto Star won a shade cosily at Windsor last month and is another to consider in a competitive opener.
She Ain't A Saint 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, every chance when hung badly right 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 15l behind Chain Lightning (9-4) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Samurai Sword 9-4 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, challenged winner over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Chain Lightning (9-4) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Buckland (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Led at strong pace, brought field to stands side 3f out, hung left on camber from 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Maywood (9-3) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Ana Emarati (USA) 11-8fav (9-6) Taken to outer on leaving stalls, led 2f, tracked leader, led again over 2f out, ridden and edged left entering final furlong, soon in command, eased near finish, won at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar beating Verrazano (8-7) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Soweto Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up in 5th and soon pushed along, avoided trouble and left in lead after bend inside final 5f, driven along over 1f out stayed on and in command final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr beating My Vindication (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Custom House (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Prominent early, held up in last after 1f, ridden over 2f out, well beaten 1f out, last of 8, 11l behind Indian Jack (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Tropical Beat 5-1 (8-12) Always prominent, led over 2f out, strongly challenged entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Apr beating Miss Aix (8-8) by 1l, 12 ran.
Mama Lulu (USA) 8-1 (7-6) Very slowly away, in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 15, 3l behind Honeymead (8-2) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Obsession (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Dwelt and hampered start, soon tracked leaders, led approaching final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Rojo Boy (9-3) by 1l, 12 ran.
Buzz Law (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on, won at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Apr beating Bosambo (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Silenzio 4-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 10, 5l behind Yaseer (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Above All 11-4 (9-3) Led ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind First Mohican (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.