Our Gabrial's three runs have come over 5f, 6f and 7f but he looked most at home over the minimum trip at Chester last time when supported into favouritism on the back of two unplaced efforts. A strong-finishing runner-up, he'll be better suited by this stiffer, more conventional track and is expected to go close. Nevertheless, narrow preference is for BROADCASTER, who looked all over the winner over 6f at Ayr last time before being outbattled by Ticking Katie. The drop down to a stiff 5f looks ideal and he gets the vote to go one better. Centre Haafhd ran a good third in the opening nursery of the season when beaten under a length by Woodland Girl, whilst course and distance winner Robynelle completes the short-list despite appearing more exposed than most.
Centre Haafhd 11-2 (8-11) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Woodland Girl (8-1) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.
Broadcaster (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden and headed, no extra close home, 2nd of 4, nk behind Ticking Katie (9-0) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
Our Gabrial (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Weisse Socken (9-0) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Robynelle 150-1 (8-12) Raced near side, chased group leader until over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened over 1f out, 15th of 23, 10l behind Rizeena (8-12) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Secret Applause 8-1 (8-4) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 10l behind Woodland Girl (8-1) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.
De Repente (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Disputed lead until ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Zarwaan (9-5) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Kirtling Belle 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, last of 9, 11l behind Classical Diva (8-2) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.