Elusivity got off the mark at Kempton last month and Iron Step stepped up markedly and last year's efforts when landing his maiden at Leicester - he is surely open to further improvement. But there is none in this field with more scope than PROTRACTOR, Despite being slowly away and showing signs of inexperience on his debut at Lingfield, Barry Hills' Galileo colt was a relatively easy winner and may be capable of defying top weight on his first start on turf. Obsession was a decent fourth at Ascot last time while Ferruccio and Korngold should be capable of better this year.
Protractor (IRE) 6-5fav (9-3) Dwelt, pushed along to track leaders in 3rd, headway on inner over 1f out, soon led and ridden, hung right inside final furlong, just held on, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Red Copper (8-12) by hd, 4 ran.
Obsession (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, driven and headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Samurai Sword (9-7) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Focail Maith 20-1 (9-1) In touch in rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, stayed on near finish, last of 6, 7l behind The Shrew (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Elusivity (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Slight lead until over 4f out, chased leader, led again over 1f out, hard driven inside final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Kempton 7f Stakes (0-70) (3yo) (5) pol in Apr beating Classic Voice (9-0) by ns, 11 ran.
Iron Step 4-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, made virtually all, pushed out final furlong, comfortably, won at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Apr beating Storm Runner (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Uncle Dermot (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway and hung left to far rail over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 6l behind Baqaat (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Ferruccio (IRE) 80-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 16, 8l behind Aomen (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
May Be Some Time 40-1 (8-6) Led until 5f out, chased leader until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 16l behind Indigo Way (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Hackett (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Raced wide towards rear, rapid headway on outside to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, wide and weakened entering straight, last of 12, 9l behind Round Turn (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Korngold 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never in contention, 10th of 18, 10l behind Bridgefield (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Warden Bond 100-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden, headway and hanging right over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Sirius Prospect (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.