Baarez was withdrawn because of the soft going at Doncaster on Saturday but did beat today's rival Rogue Wave over 7f on an easy surface here in October. He looks a promising type but the handicapper has taken no chances. The same owner's Mutawathea has more to do than when landing an all-weather maiden but King Of Macedon appears to be getting his act together again and makes more appeal than Nonno Giulio. BEACH BAR had subsequent Musselburgh scorer Lesha more than four lengths behind when runner-up to Chatez at Epsom. He should have no trouble confirming that form and can go one better here.
Baarez (USA) 1-2fav (9-5) Taken to post early tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, pressed leader 3f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, pushed out, won at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct beating Rogue Wave (9-2) by 2l, 12 ran.
Nonno Giulio (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced very wide led, headed over 4f out, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 13l behind Master Carpenter (9-0) at Sandown 1m 3yo lst stk (1) sft in May.
Riverboat Springs (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 11l behind Chatez (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) sft in May.
Beach Bar (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Taken to post early, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Chatez (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.
Mutawathea 11-10fav (9-5) Keen close up, effort when ran wide into straight 2f out and lost ground, ridden and ran on strongly to lead inside final furlong, won going away, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Dark Leopard (9-5) by 2l, 5 ran.
Rogue Wave (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 15th of 18, 23l behind That Is The Spirit (9-7) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
King Of Macedon (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Ifwecan (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Lesha (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Held up, closed over 3f, switched left over 2f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, won at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in May beating Gilbey's Mate (9-6) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.