Shankly made a winning start at Salisbury but was tailed off in subsequent outings in Group company. New Street has been raised a harsh-looking 5lb for recent placed efforts and Emaad steps up a grade having gone close at Lingfield a fortnight ago. MUSTAMIR is another with something to prove but better is expected from James Tate's charge now handicapping for the first time and he gets the nod. Discovery Bay needs further but the inconsistent Cravat is due one of his better efforts.
Cravat 10-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 7th of 8, 6l behind Baraweez (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Discovery Bay 3-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, smooth headway over 3f out, challenged going well 2f out, ridden 1f out, not quicken and lost 2nd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Aleksandar (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Rising Breeze 40-1 (8-11) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 17l behind Red Stargazer (9-4) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in May.
New Street (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, every chance over 2f out to over 1f out, no impression with front pair final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Al Busayyir (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Shankly 10-1 (8-13) Keen, always in rear, last of 7, 24l behind Western Hymn (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f con stks (3) gs in Apr.
Mustamir (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Raced centre tracked leaders, ridden when weakened 2f out, 9th of 13, 13l behind Munjaz (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Watersmeet 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 11, 30l behind Tower Power (9-7) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Emaad (USA) 5-2fav (9-4) Led, ridden 2 lengths clear 1f out, wandered right and left inside final furlong, soon headed, stayed on, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Starlit Cantata (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.