YADDREE is selected in preference to stablemates Yamal and Always A Rock, while Transfer is unexposed and also makes appeal at the likely odds. The last named never really landed a telling blow at Chester last time out and may be better suited by this more conventional racing surface. The step up to a mile ought not to be a problem for him on pedigree but he obviously has a bit to prove at this stage of his career. Always A Rock has been leading the charge from Mark Johnston's team by winning three times since April. His progress has been steady and assured this season. And, as the form of his latest outing reads well, the son of Rock Of Gibraltar cannot be discounted. Yamal is another on the upgrade and should make a bold bid to shrug off his latest 6lb rise in the handicap. Having proved he is capable of winning on firm ground, the son of Green Desert makes plenty of appeal and looks a worthy alternative to the selection. However, the form of Yaddree's close third in the Britannia Stakes looks the best piece of recent evidence and, as Michael Jarvis resisted the temptation for the three-year-old to make a quick reappearance, his patience can be rewarded with another big run today.
Al Muheer (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Soon led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 16th of 19, 11l behind Duntulm (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp (2) gd.
Yaddree 12-1 (8-12) Raced far side, prominent, chased group leader and every chance final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd in group, 3rd of 28, 2l behind Fifteen Love (8-10) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Strategic Mission (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 10l behind Upton Grey (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp (3) gf.
Fathsta (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, not clear run over 1f out, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 2l behind Always A Rock (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf.
Yamal (IRE) 9-4fav (9-10) Made all, ridden 2f out, kept on well, won at Bath 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Red Somerset (10-0) by a shd, 16 ran.
Lazy Days 7-1 (8-7) Held up, headway approaching final 2f, edged left under pressure, never nearer, 8th of 16, 6l behind Jedediah (8-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Perfect Stride 16-1 (9-0) Pulled hard in touch, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 19l behind Henrythenavigator (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gd in May.
Always A Rock (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Made all, strongly challenged over 1f out, stayed on gamely, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf beating Decameron (9-0) by a nk, 8 ran.
Navajo Joe (IRE) 8-13fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn (5) pol in Jun beating Visions of Johanna (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Insaaf 14-1 (9-1) Behind, headway over 3f out, chased leaders approaching final 2f, never able to challenge, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Red Dune (8-11) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Transfer 10-3 (9-3) Bumped start, prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Adversity (9-3) at Chester 7f 3yo hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Arctic Cape 16-1 (9-1) Led until narrowly headed over 2f out, rallied gamely under pressure, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 1l behind Carniolan (9-10) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp (4) gf.