CITIUS looks the safest option in this having finished third on his racecourse debut at Bath last month. Richard Hannon's colt will have benefited for that experience and makes more appeal than Ceiling Kitty, who ran much better over C&D on her first start than she did at Beverley last time. Jubilee Brig and Rioja Day are both related to winners but fellow newcomer Composed also has a winning half-sister and makes more appeal as Paul Cole won this race with the useful Shampagne back in 2008.
Citius (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Held up in 5th, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Chilworth Icon (9-3) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Apr.
Composed Sakhee's Secret colt out of Cheeky Girl.
Jubilee Brig Kheleyf colt out of Voile.
Rioja Day (IRE) Red Clubs colt out of Dai E Dai.
Ceiling Kitty 9-4fav (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 10, 5l behind Ingleby Royale (8-4) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Apr.