SAYIF is the form pick to win this listed race at the expense of Awinnersgame and Damien. The selection showed promise last season as a two year old finishing second in the Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket. He proved he had trained on by winning a conditions stakes at short odds at Leicester last month and will be good enough to land himself in the winners enclosure now upped into listed company. Awinnersgame has shown some fair form in two similar races this season. He finished second to Ouqba at Newmarket on his return run and was not far behind Border Patrol at Newbury last time out, and he has place claims once again. Damien finished second in the valuable sales race at Doncaster last September but he has struggled to get his head in front on his two starts this season. He clearly has ability but it remains to be seen whether he has trained on since his two year old days. Sayif comes into this race in fine form and he can add to his winning tally.
Magic Cat 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 18l behind Total Gallery (9-0) at Ascot 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in Apr.
Awinnersgame (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Held up in rear, driven along over 2f out, headway from over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Border Patrol (9-0) at Newbury 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gd.
Damien (IRE) 5-2fav (8-11) Held up behind leaders, pushed along 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 5l behind Total Gallery (9-0) at Ascot 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in Apr.
Doncaster Rover (USA) 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 10l behind Nashmiah (8-10) at Lingfield 7f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Jobe (USA) 4-5fav (8-12) Made all, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Hamilton 6f con stks (3) gs beating Able Master (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Sayif (IRE) 5-6fav (8-10) Led 1f, chased leader after, ridden 2f out, driven inside final furlong, ran on gamely to lead final strides, won at Leicester 6f 3yo stk (3) gf in Apr beating Sneak Preview (8-9) by hd, 5 ran.
Spin Cycle (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Musselburgh 5f cond stks (2) gd beating Cheveton (8-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
City Dancer (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Anglezarke (8-11) at York 5f 3yo stk (2) gd.
Danehill Destiny 12-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on until lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Lahaleeb (9-0) at Newbury 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) sft in Apr.