Some powerful stables are represented in this. The newcomer Epic Storm is owned by Coolmore connections and is a half-brother to a 1m5f winner, while Godolphin's debutant Manarola is related to Group 2 winner Monterosso and both should be noted for the future. All My Heart doesn't look anything special on what she's shown so far though better is expected from Oasis Memory and Tarkeeba stepping up in trip, with the latter preferred. However, Sir Henry Cecil won the only previous running of this race last year and after a gentle introduction over 1m2f at Sandown, ASTERISM could prove a different proposition over this longer distance and she gets the vote. El Mansour looks best of the rest ahead of Listed bumper winner Keys.
Keys (IRE) 5-2 (10-0) Led, headed 9f out, dropped back to 6th halfway, rallied to chase leading pair over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 18l behind Wild Coco (8-8) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Notabadlad 12-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, keen headway to track leaders after 2f, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Audacious (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
El Mansour (USA) 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, stayed on well, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Samarkand (8-8) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Epic Storm (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Jaya.
Hawawi 33-1 (9-3) Towards rear, steady headway from over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 14, 10l behind Sea Moon (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Manarola Tiger Hill colt out of Porto Roca.
Rainy Champion (USA) 2-1fav (8-11) Tracked leader until over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 46l behind Tiger Webb (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
U A E Storm (USA) 9-1 (8-9) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 4f out, headway over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Zennor (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 1f Stakes (0-70) (3-4yo) (5) gs.
All My Heart 33-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, effort and switched right over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 13, 9l behind Crassula (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn fll (5) pol.
Asterism 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride and not much room after start, behind, some modest headway on outside final furlong, 10th of 17, 16l behind Timeline (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Dawn Story Lucky Story filly out of Red Cloud.
Gilt (USA) 28-1 (8-5) Always behind, 8th of 11, 17l behind Midnight Oil (8-10) at Leicester 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Oasis Memory (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, green and pushed along 8f out, ridden in modest 5th over 2f out, weakend over 1f out, 6th of 12, 12l behind Val O'hara (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol.
Tarkeeba (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Prominent, led 5f out, headed 3f out, unable to quicken when not much room 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Gosbeck (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (5) gf.