Plenty with claims in a tough race to call. But breeding suggests LORD OF THE NILE will stay this longer trip despite having enough speed to win over 7f at Catterick earlier in the month. He beat little on that occasion but had gone close behind Yenhaab, now rated 85, at this track earlier. Others stepping up in distance include the two recent winners Solo Hunter and Dalaki though both Notebook and New Street are less exposed and make more appeal. Mustadrik finished a long way behind Old Town Boy last month but the latter was well beaten at Newmarket on his latest start albeit in better company than this. Passionate Affair found 1m4f beyond him last time but had gone close on the all-weather earlier.
Lord Of The Nile (IRE) 1-7fav (9-0) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, won at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) gd beating Danzki (9-0) by 2l, 7 ran.
Old Town Boy 9-2 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Zee Zeely (8-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Notebook 5-1 (8-12) Keen led, ridden and headed just inside final 2f, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Night Party (8-8) at Beverley 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
New Street (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, pushed along over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 8, 4l behind Mindurownbusiness (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Passionate Affair (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Close up, led 8f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 19l behind Morning Watch (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Solo Hunter 5-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, pushed along and headway to lead over 6f out, ridden 2f out, headed when outpaced and bumped over 1f out, rallied under pressure inside final furlong, led post, won at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr beating Double Czech (9-5) by ns, 9 ran.
Dalaki (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Dwelt soon pushed along to race in mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Mariners Moon (9-1) by nk, 12 ran.
Mustadrik (USA) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd well over 2f out until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Old Town Boy (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.