Belle Fille made a promising start at Newmarket only to disappoint when sharing favouritism at Ascot last month. That being the case, MUMFORD gets the chance to improve on his ordinary debut effort at Leicester given today's faster ground may suit the Hannon colt better. Soie D' Leau finished a bit closer last time and Steve Prescott may prove best of the newcomers in a modest opener.
Blue Eyed Boy Stimulation gelding out of Lilly Blue.
Frank The Barber (IRE) Zebedee colt out of Red Rosanna.
Mumford 9-4 (9-5) Dwelt, close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Star Citizen (9-5) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Poolstock 3-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders, headway halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 31l behind The Wow Signal (9-5) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in May.
Soie D'leau 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 6l behind Effusive (9-0) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Steve Prescott Dutch Art colt out of Toy Top.
Belle Fille 4-1fav (9-0) Restless in stalls, held up, headway 2f out, soon ridden, chased leaders over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Dangerous Moonlite (9-0) at Ascot 5f mdn (4) gd in May.
Soft Love (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 22l behind Casterbridge (9-2) at Ayr 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in May.