POINT OUT isn't well drawn but may still be able to get the better of Aqua Vitae and Bohemian Melody. The John Gosden trained colt made much of the running on her debut at this track over seven furlongs and similar tactics could help to negate his low berth if he can get to the front without using up too much energy. He was very well backed on that occasion so had clearly been pleasing his connections at home and he's fancied to go one better. Aqua Vitae was asked to make his debut at Epsom which isn't the easiest of tracks for a youngster to negotiate whilst the trip was probably on the short side for him as well. He's entitled to improve for that initial experience and it would be no surprise to see him give a good account. Bohemian Melody has the benefit of a more recent run under his belt where he burnt a few fingers having been supported into odds-on. He was probably just caught out by his inexperience on that occasion and merits respect but this race looks a shade more competitive. Madlool and the newcomers need to be monitored for support but Point Out looks to be the one that they have to beat.
Arnie Guru 100-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 7l behind Diam Queen (8-12) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Bohemian Melody 8-11fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Durham Town (8-11) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Dunfishin (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, always behind, ridden and struggling well over 2f out, last of 8, 30l behind Midfielder (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Jo Boy Royal Applause colt out of Bad Kitty.
Madlool (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 9l behind Progress (8-12) at Kempton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Michael's Nook Intikhab gelding out of Mysterious Plans.
Pobs Trophy 100-1 (8-10) Slowly away, outpaced, always behind, 8th of 9, 27l behind Solicitor (9-3) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Point Out (USA) Evensfav (9-3) Led, driven and strongly challenged from over 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 14, ns behind Highland Quaich (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Rubbinghouse Com Exceed And Excel gelding out of Shifty Mouse.
Southern Cape (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Dwelt, soon puched along in rear, never nearer, 6th of 9, 12l behind Mawaddah (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Aqua Vitae (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Slowly away, towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never nearer, 5th of 8, 7l behind Fenella Rose (8-11) at Epsom Downs 6f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Island Rhapsody Bahamian Bounty filly out of Lovely Lyca.
Rock With You 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 3f out, switched left over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Progress (8-12) at Kempton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Spirit Of Normandy 66-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, green and always in rear, 9th of 10, 21l behind Hypnotized (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Nov.