MASHAARI found only his odds-on stablemate, Shantaram, too good at Newmarket earlier this month and will be a short price himself to land this. Saying that, he's unlikely to have things all his own way with Swynmor in the field as the latter was beaten only a head at Haydock on his latest start and looks sure make another bold bid. The remainder are harder to fancy with Badea looking the best of those though Sir Henry Cecil's newcomer Crystal Monarch is worth keeping an eye on for the future.
Badea 11-1 (8-10) Chased leader, pushed along 4f out, lost 2nd over 3f out, stayed in 3rd until weakened over 1f out, 4th of 13, 7l behind Cardinal Walter (8-13) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Crystal Monarch (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Top Crystal.
Joyful Motive 50-1 (8-13) In touch, reminders 7f out, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 13, 22l behind Cardinal Walter (8-13) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Mashaari (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, progress over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Shantaram (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Swnymor (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, went 2nd over 3f out, hung left and led inside final 2f, soon driven, hung right and stayed on inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 13, hd behind Cardinal Walter (8-13) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Iberian Rock 33-1 (9-1) Raced wide close up, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, well behind Fine Altomis (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd in May.