Jockey bookings suggest Basateen to be the pick of the two Sheikh Hamdan runners and with both he and Eben Dubai holding entries in next year's Derby, the market should confirm just how far they have progressed from their respective first outings. DIGITAL REBELLION is also entered for the Epsom showpiece but his presence in a couple of valuable sales races suggest that Godolphin also anticipate something from him this season, and he should have learnt enough for his first start at Newmarket to take this. Biting Bullets was audaciously tilted at the Windsor Castle Stakes on debut before running well in a maiden at Bath. Hail Clodius is more precociously bred than most in tonight's field and he is one to note on his racecourse debut, whilst Marco Botti had a 50 percent strike rate with his juveniles at Doncaster last term so Giantouch has to be respected accordingly.
Basateen (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Started very slowly, behind, headway and ran green over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd final 100 yards, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Lexington Times (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Best Dressed Pastoral Pursuits gelding out of All The Nines.
Biting Bullets (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear and in touch, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on and always held, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Cotai Glory (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) fm.
Digital Rebellion (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway on inside halfway, chasing leaders when not clear run over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 13l behind Diaz (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Eben Dubai (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, some headway over 1f out, never any chance with leaders, 7th of 11, 15l behind Disegno (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Full Of Speed (USA) Raven's Pass colt out of Knock Twice.
Giantouch (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and hung left, no impression, 5th of 7, 11l behind Zephuros (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Hail Clodius (IRE) Clodovil colt out of Dhairkana.
Mulzamm (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Vine Street.
Phantasmo (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Monsusu.
Milady Eileen (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Not much room soon after start, held up towards rear, switched left and effort over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Flaming Spear (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf.
Shamazing Makfi filly out of Rababah.