Aramist should finish closer having finished strongly to take fourth place at Ripon on his debut and Orions Hero has a shout on his recent second at Doncaster though it was fast ground on that occasion. HASHEEM seemed to handle the soft going on last year's debut at Newmarket and despite failing to make any impression on his return at Chester, he has a much easier task today in what looks an ordinary maiden. Roger Varian's colt gets the nod with Dark Ocean looking best of the rest on his placed effort at Hamilton.
Aramist (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up behind, effort 2f out, never dangerous, 4th of 7, 5l behind Havana Cooler (9-5) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Arr' Kid (USA) Medaglia D'oro colt out of Viaduct.
Dark Ocean (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Maputo (9-1) at Hamilton 1m mdn stks (5) sft.
Hasheem 8-1 (9-5) Took keen hold in touch, pushed along and not quicken 2f out, stumbled slightly soon after and no progress final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Space Ship (9-5) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo mdn (3) gf.
Orions Hero (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) In rear, headway 3f out, ridden to chase clear winner just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Disclaimer (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Sacred Square (GER) 20-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, last of 10, 30l behind Improvisation (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Missie Snaffles 50-1 (8-7) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 27l behind Oratorio's Joy (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol in Mar.