ANDHESONTHERUN has the best piece of form on offer with a second in Listed company at Sandown in May. A bit of a disappointment at Ascot last time, he can get back on track here. Zaraee looks his main threat given the latter made a winning debut at Haydock a fortnight ago which looks superior form to the victory of Captain Whoosh at Ffos Las. Southwell winner Left Defender will do well to get involved in this company.
Andhesontherun (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Raced far side, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 12th of 24, 4l behind Extortionist (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Captain Whoosh (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Always prominent, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Ffos Las 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Dodger Marley (9-5) by 2l, 6 ran.
Zaraee (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Held up in rear and in touch, pushed along over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Rogue Wave (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Left Defender (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leader, pushed along halfway, hung left from over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 6, 11l behind Legend Rising (9-5) at Chepstow 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Jun.