Double Up made a winning debut in a maiden on the Polytrack here in March. The runner-up has subsequently won so Roger Varian's colt has leading claims. But ASHKARI looked much improved when dotting up in a maiden race at Bath and he's also preferred to the more exposed Stomp. The latter won a handicap in soft ground at Windsor last time and would prefer some cut which gives Djinni a chance of reversing last season's form with Roger Charlton's charge. Costa Filey and Pensax Lad are all-weather winners stepping up in class.
Amahoro 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, readily held, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Fear Or Favour (9-2) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Apr.
Ashkari (IRE) 5-4fav (9-1) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders on inside, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) fm in Apr beating Kuala Queen (8-10) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Stomp 5-1 (8-9) Slightly short of room start, held up in rear, headway on outside and edged left 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr beating Montaigne (9-5) by 2l, 10 ran.
Djinni (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden and switched right over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, unable to get on terms, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Nova Princesse (8-11) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Lady Lydia (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) In touch, losing place when not much room briefly over 1f out, last of 7, 14l behind Majeyda (8-12) at Sandown 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Pensax Lad (IRE) 6-4fav (9-9) Close up, ridden over 3f out, edged left and no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 11l behind Captain Secret (9-7) at Southwell 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Costa Filey 7-2 (8-12) Went left start, tracked leaders, led over 1f out kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on well, won at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan beating Perfect Pursuit (8-7) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Double Up 4-5fav (8-12) Close up, headway and wide into straight 2f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Willy Brennan (8-12) by 1l, 7 ran.
Spreadable (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Dropped out start, in rear, switched right and closed over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Dreese (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Knockroon 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 8l behind Provident Spirit (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Inciting Incident (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 4l behind Scarborough (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.