Group 1 winning sprinters Airwave and Fleeting Spirit both won this as three-year-olds. The unbeaten RECKLESS ABANDON already has that distinction as he landed the Prix Morny at Deauville before ending last season with victory in the Middle Park. With the prospect of more to come this year, Clive Cox's colt looks the one to beat. Sole Power won this in 2011 and arrives in fine form having beaten a host of these in the Palace House at Newmarket last time. Kingsgate Native and Tangerine Trees finished closest to him on that occasion and the Irish raider also beat Masamah at Doncaster last year. The latter found Ballista too good at Chester recently while Morawij is another three-year-old who should be winning a Group class sprint this season.
Ballesteros (8-11) 7th of 15, 3l behind Myasun (8-11) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Nov.
Ballista (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Quickly away, made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on gamely, won at Chester 5f cond Stakes (3) gf beating Masamah (9-4) by 1l, 7 ran.
Doc Hay (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Raced centre, in rear, never near leaders, 11th of 17, 7l behind Sole Power (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Free Zone 28-1 (9-0) Raced stand side in touch, ridden and edged right halfway, weakened final furlong, 10th of 17, 7l behind Sole Power (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Kingsgate Native (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced stand side held up, headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 17, 1l behind Sole Power (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Masamah (IRE) 6-4fav (9-4) Chased winner throughout, ridden and edged left entering final furlong, kept on same pace inside final furlong and always held, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Ballista (10-0) at Chester 5f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Sole Power 7-2fav (9-0) Raced centre in touch, switched left halfway, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf beating Kingsgate Native (9-0) by 1l, 17 ran.
Spirit Quartz (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Raced stand side close up, edged left halfway, effort over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Sole Power (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Swiss Spirit 12-1 (9-8) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 4l behind Society Rock (9-13) at York 6f Grp 2 (1) gs.
Tangerine Trees 9-1 (9-0) Raced centre prominent, switched left halfway, led over 1f out, ridden and inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 17, 2 1/4l behind Sole Power (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Reckless Abandon 9-4fav (8-12) Keen to post, made most, dropped onto stands side rail over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, ran on gamely, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct beating Moohaajim (8-12) by nk, 10 ran.
Morawij 8-1 (9-0) Raced stands' side, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Sir Prancealot (9-0) at Doncaster 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.