Tha'Ir cost 105,000 euros and is a half-brother to five winners but didn't exactly distinguish himself in the preliminaries on his racecourse debut here last month though he showed promise in the race itself. Godolphin are also represented by Bircham and this first foal of a French 7f winner will be fancied to make a winning start under Silvestre De Sousa. Mushaakis is owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum and the Shamardal colt is out of a 7f winner while other interesting newcomers are the fillies Flighty Clarets, who is out of the seven-times winner Flying Clarets, and SPECIALITY. The latter gets the vote as she is out of Speciosa, who Pam Sly trained to land the 1000 Guineas in 2006 and who started her career in this race the previous year.
Archie Stevens Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Miss Wells.
Bircham (IRE) Dubawi colt out of Royale Danehill.
Bollin Billy 11-1 (9-3) Awkward leaving stalls, always in rear, 9th of 12, 17l behind Hiddon Coin (9-3) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.
Freeport 33-1 (9-3) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 15, 7l behind Sir Patrick Moore (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in May.
Glory Awaits (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, well beaten over 2f out, 11th of 13, 24l behind Funk Soul Brother (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gd in May.
Mushaakis (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Shamayel.
Rocket Ronnie (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 9l behind Morawij (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Silver Fawn (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 8, 16l behind Liber (9-3) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Tha'ir (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) In touch, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Hillbilly Boy (8-10) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Flighty Clarets (IRE) Bahamian Bounty filly out of Flying Clarets.
Specialty (IRE) Oasis Dream filly out of Speciosa.