Ronaldinho's first attempt at 1m2f was disappointing though it did come on soft ground. Zeus Magic was third on his handicap debut over track and trip but Sizzler makes more appeal on his four-length maiden win here last month. Powder Hound also landed a maiden at Windsor a fortnight ago and may well figure but it could pay to stick with DISCLAIMER. The latter made an impressive return to action with a five-length victory at Doncaster last month. The handicapper has taken a dim view raising him 11lb but there looks plenty more to come from Sir Henry Cecil's charge.
Disclaimer 7-2 (9-7) Close up, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, pushed out, comfortable, won at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr beating Orions Hero (8-12) by 5l, 7 ran.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 36l behind Mister Impatience (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.
Sizzler 3-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, hanging right when switched left over 2f out, led over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, ran on to draw clear final 100 yards, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Khudoua (8-8) by 4l, 7 ran.
Powder Hound 14-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden along 2f out, pressed over 1f out, kept slight advantage and stayed on gamely final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr beating Persepolis (9-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Aryal 5-2fav (9-7) Raced wide early led 2f, led again 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Disclaimer (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Zeus Magic 10-3fav (9-7) Restless in stalls, held up in 5th, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 5th of 8, 4l behind Spillway (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.