TAWAABB is the strong vote in the opener and is taken to win second time around at the expense of State Fair and George Baker. The selection caught the eye when finishing second to Crown on his debut at Windsor earlier in the month. Even though he was a beaten favourite that day he ran with plenty of encouragement and with further improvement still to come he will be difficult to oppose. State Fair ran well enough when finishing fifth of fourteen in an above average maiden at Newbury on his debut and should improve for the experience. George Baker is not only trained by George Baker but is ridden by George Baker which is unique in itself and something that has never happened in the history of racing. However he shaped with little encouragement on his debut over course and distance last month and will need to improve to make history here. Tawaabb looks the form pick on paper and is nailed on to break his maiden tag on his second attempt.
Baby Judge (IRE) Captain Rio colt out of Darling Clementine.
George Baker (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Soon outpaced, 7th of 9, 6l behind King's Approach (9-3) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Knightfire (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Bumped start, settled behind, raced keenly, headway on outside and effort well over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, faded towards finish, last of 6, 7l behind Avon River (9-3) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Sandy Toes Footstepsinthesand gelding out of Scrooby Baby.
Side Glance Passing Glance gelding out of Averami.
State Fair 12-1 (9-3) Behind, headway and green over 1f out, pushed along and kept on steadily inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Walkingonthemoon (9-3) at Newbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Tawaabb 5-6fav (9-3) Soon led, headed inside final 3f, chased winner, switched left just inside final 2f, driven, one pace when hung left inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Crown (8-12) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Yeah Gentleman's Deal gelding out of Snugfit Dubarry.
Bebenine (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Went right start, in touch, outpaced over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Metal Soldier (9-3) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf.