Arabian Star came second at Goodwood last time and showed that he had developed since debut whilst Major Conquest narrowly lost in a similar contest and should improve again here, however our choice is ALDWICK BAY who makes a first appearance for the Richard Hannon yard. As a son of Champion Sire, Danehill Dancer, much is expected of this two-year-old. Richard Hughes takes the ride and he has an excellent record at this course with a quarter of his rides on the juveniles at this track resulting in a win. Arabian Star has not delivered in two maiden starts but with that experience there could be an improvement in this race. Major Conquest was much closer to the winner in his last outing after showing his inexperience on debut at Newbury. He remains in calculations for this contest as should have come on for that run. Jaahiz also has an interesting pedigree and the market may remain the best guide to the first time runners. In this race we tentatively give the vote to Aldwick Bay.
Aldwick Bay (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Josie Doocey.
Alshazah Haafhd colt out of Mountain Law.
Arabian Star (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, edged left and kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Neebras (9-3) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Cold Secret 7-2 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along and outpaced, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 19l behind Excello (8-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
El Mansour (USA) Rahy colt out of La Vida Loca.
Futurism Bertolini colt out of Pastel.
Jaahiz (IRE) Noverre colt out of Band.
Major Conquest (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Pulled hard early in mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on well inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 1/2l behind Crown Prosecutor (8-13) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.
Torteval (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon struggling, no impression after, 7th of 11, 17l behind Planet Waves (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Dubai Affair 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, ran green in rear, outpaced from halfway, last of 9, 12l behind Crying Lightening (9-0) at Leicester 5f 2yo stks (4) gd.
Florestans Match Medicean filly out of Fidelio's Miracle.
Madame Kintyre Trade Fair filly out of Chorus.