Jack O' Lantern and Rasselas set the standard but FLORENTINE RULER can improve past the pair and break his maiden tag. Henry Cecil doesn't send too many to the track and this fellow ran well here last time out without getting the run of the race or the best of rides. The slightly longer trip today will suit and with experience of the track in his armour he is bound to run well. Affordable needs to step up on his first start at Goodwood, Jack O' Lantern is bred to be special but his efforts thus far have been average and he needs to improve for this longer trip, whilst One More Tico looks like one of the worst horses in the Mark Johnston yard at this stage of his career. Rasselas is rated 79 and is therefore afforded respect; he takes a drop in class here and his trainer has a good record with his runners he sends to the track. Ticket To Paradise is the other to mention as David Lanigan is unbeaten in Yorkshire raids this season and this Singspiel colt has the potential to improve greatly this year being out of a dam who won at three and is from the family of the great Nashwan. An interesting maiden then but preference is for Florentine Ruler. [Nic Doggett]
Affordable (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in rear, headway towards outside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 10l behind Harvest Dancer (9-0) at Goodwood 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Florentine Ruler (USA) 5-2 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Much Acclaimed (9-3) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Golden Gates (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, weakened 3f out, last of 12, well behind Senate (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Isle of Ellis (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Mid-divion, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Set Back (8-12) at Southwell 7f 3yo clm stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Jack O'lantern 9-2 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase leaders over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 14, 10l behind Rainfall (8-12) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd.
Naughty Norris 200-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 16, 24l behind Green Lightning (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Nov.
One More Tico 40-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never dangerous, 12th of 15, 14l behind Huntingfortreasure (8-13) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Rasselas (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 13, 11l behind Invincible Soul (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Ticket To Paradise 50-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 13th of 15, 31l behind Burj Nahar (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Nov.
Fantastic Sam (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 12, 18l behind Mainstay (9-12) at Doncaster 1m 3yo fll stks (4) gd in Apr.