A competitive maiden considering the four with a handicap mark could have been found easier opportunities. Rated 88, PACK LEADER has the edge on today's terms after a second at Lingfield and gets the vote. Rydan was a close-up fourth in soft ground at Windsor last time and Mount Shamsan steps back up in distance after a length defeat over a mile at Haydock. Carthage disappointed on his latest start but is not out of this either on his earlier placed effort in a handicap. Green Light was still well beaten when runner-up at Sandown though it was soft ground and he may finish closer here.
Mount Shamsan 5-1 (10-0) Pulled hard, prominent, every chance over 1f out, stayed on well, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Abbey Village (9-2) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Astronereus (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no impression final furlong, 9th of 16, 8l behind Connecticut (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Carthage (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 28l behind Wrangler (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.
Green Light 8-1 (8-12) Keen in rear, steady headway on outer from 2f out to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Mutakayyef (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in May.
Hurricane Harry 8-1 (8-9) Led over 6f out, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Born In Bombay (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Nelson Of The Nile 100-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 10, 16l behind Honor Bound (8-6) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr.
Pack Leader (IRE) Evensfav (8-11) In touch on outside, ridden and effort over 2f out, soon one pace, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Gold Approach (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Rydan (IRE) 9-4fav (8-11) Chased leader, led 8f out, carried head high and edged left from over 2f out, driven approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Honor Bound (8-6) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr.