HAXBY made a promising start when runner-up at Leicester last month. A winner has already come out of the race and Roger Varian's colt looks the one to beat on that form. Stanghow also ran well in a lesser contest at Ripon last week and Indian Keys may improve on her debut effort at Newcastle on this faster ground. Freeze The Secret and Caprior Bere are related to middle-distance winners so Prince Bonnaire, a half-brother to a winner over 6f, may prove best of the newcomers.
Haxby (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed and stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Kool Kompany (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Apr.
Toytown (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Abscent Friends (9-0) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Apr.
Caprior Bere (FR) Peer Gynt colt out of Hush Hush.
Prince Bonnaire Kheleyf colt out of Sparkling Clear.
Bahamian Sunrise 25-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always behind and outpaced, 7th of 9, 19l behind Sarista (8-10) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Apr.
Stanghow 11-4fav (8-11) Close up on inside rail, led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, led again over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Cabbies Lou (8-2) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Indian Keys 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, ridden approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4l behind Moving Melody (9-0) at Newcastle 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Areion (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Soon outpaced, never on terms, last of 10, 14l behind Mylaporyours (8-6) at Bath 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Apr.
Freeze The Secret (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Campiglia.