Santo Padre has been a good servant to David Marnane and was a good third in a Group 3 over 6f at The Curragh last week. He has plenty of form over this shorter trip and obviously hasn't been sent across the Irish Sea for the good of his health but may find NOBLE STORM has too much speed for him on this relatively fast surface. Ed McMahon's gelding won a handicap at Newbury before only going down by a head in a conditions event at Ascot earlier this month when conceding weight all round. Mister Manannan has already won twice at this level but has his first start since an unsuccessful campaign at Meydan over the winter.
Baby Strange 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon not much room and lost place, 15th of 18, 16l behind Novellen Lad (8-10) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Mister Manannan (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Always mid-division, 8th of 11, 8l behind Happy Dubai (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 5f cond Stakes gd in Mar.
Noble Storm (USA) 8-11fav (9-9) Chased leader, led 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, caught near line, 2nd of 6, hd behind Elnawin (9-7) at Ascot 5f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Santo Padre (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Dwelt and hampered leaving stalls, held up towards rear, ridden into 6th 1 1/2f out, stayed on in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Hitchens (9-9) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 19, 4l behind Masamah (9-9) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) In rear, never a factor, 12th of 15, 4l behind Tangerine Trees (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.