A wide open contest where TIMELY JAZZ is taken to make it third time lucky, while stablemate Pleasant Day is among a whole host of interesting newcomers and both Rasselas and Simenon have claims. The selection just gets the vote on account of being battle hardened after a couple of runs, including when second over course and distance last time out, finishing around six lengths ahead of Rasselas in the process. The latter can clearly improve a fair bit for that run, but the Brian Meehan-trained selection is also going the right way and his greater experience is preferred. Simenon got the hang of things too late on debut but finished strongly and looks a nailed-on improver, so watch the market for stable confidence. Now on to those debutants and Pleasant Day strikes us as being one to note in the preliminaries. Not as expensive as some here, he is related to plenty of juvenile winners over this sort of trip and this looks an ideal starting point. Godolphin have their runners red hot and Navy List has to enter calculations, with the juveniles going great guns. This Nayef colt rocketed in price and although his pedigree is not outstanding we can assume that he must have shown a fair bit of spark. Lost Cause is related to a 6f juvenile debut scorer but failed to impress in the sales ring and is probably one to watch today, while Harlestone Times hails from a yard whose two-year-olds can win first time, although bloodlines suggest next year will be more fruitful. Stablemate Waseet looks more interesting and starts over an ideal trip, while the expensive Super Collider is bred to do better in his classic year. Plenty to learn from this race then and Timely Jazz can call the tune.
Azlak (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Hampered start, behind, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 16l behind Cumulus Nimbus (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Bojangles Andrews Avonbridge colt out of Polished Up.
Boycott (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 9th of 12, 17l behind Silver Grecian (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Bun Oir (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Behind and outpaced, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 14l behind Emirates Dream (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Harlestone Times (IRE) Olden Times colt out of Harlestone Lady.
Lost Cause Dubawi colt out of Crystal.
Navy List (FR) Nayef colt out of Fasliyeva.
Pleasant Day (IRE) Noverre gelding out of Sunblush.
Plus Ultra (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Tafseer.
Rasselas (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, staying on when hampered entering final furlong, 5th of 15, 6l behind Elusive Pimpernel (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd.
Saary Green Desert colt out of Jeed.
Simenon (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up, not clear run and soon switched right 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Missionaire (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Society Rock (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of High Society.
Super Collider Montjeu colt out of Astorg.
Ted Spread Beat Hollow colt out of Highbrook.
Timely Jazz (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Led after 1f, ridden 2 lengths clear entering final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Elusive Pimpernel (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd.
Waseet Selkirk colt out of Najayeb.
Chat De Soie (IRE) Barathea filly out of Margay.