ROCK THE STARS won nicely earlier this month to win by a head and Kathindi has been somewhat unlucky not to add to his tally of a single win with Cool Kitten also likely to be there or thereabouts towards the finishing line. We choose to go with John Hills charge who is a son of Rock Of Gibraltar, Rock The Stars. He really improved in his last race after never really showing any promise as a two-year-old. With that performance in mind we side with him today. Kathindi has possibilities on the pick of his form but has shown more on the all-weather than turf. Only a length and three-quarters behind the victor at Windsor last time out signalled there may be some development on turf but it is probably best watched here. Chinese Democracy has never really looked like winning but David Evans has a 33% strike rate this year at Salisbury and could have chances with a favourable weight for his charge in this race. Cool Kitten won earlier this year and was not disgraced to lose to Kingsdine last time at Bath. With another likely consistent effort to come in this contest Cool Kitten is worth monitoring in the betting. In this last race on the card we side with Rock The Stars to win this clash.
Kathindi (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Glen Lass (8-2) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo clm (5) gd in Apr.
State Visit 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Highland Quaich (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Rock The Stars (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Green For Luck (9-2) by hd, 15 ran.
Fire Raiser 9-2fav (9-4) In touch, ridden to go 3rd 2f out, effort when hampered entering final furlong, soon edged left and chased leader, no extra and lost 2 places near finish, 4th of 13, 1l behind True Pleasure (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Fever Tree 40-1 (8-12) Towards rear, in last pair 2f out, moderate effort on inside over 1f out, 5th of 9, 12l behind Bintalwaadi (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.
Pennfield Pirate 50-1 (8-8) Soon led, ridden and headed when slightly hampered 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Cereal Killer (8-12) at Chepstow 1m clm stks (5) gf in May.
Highland Cadett 6-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 11l behind Broughtons Swinger (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Lucky Diva 14-1 (9-3) Towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 13, 8l behind True Pleasure (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Singingintherain (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, driven along 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Rosedale (9-1) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Cool Kitten (IRE) 7-2fav (8-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Kingsdine (9-1) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in May.
Silk Runner (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Intouch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 18l behind D'urberville (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Chinese Democracy (USA) 6-1 (8-4) With leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Sweet Pilgrim (8-12) at Chepstow 6f fll hcp (5) gd in May.
Orsett Lad (USA) 20-1 (8-1) Raced in rear, effort over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 18l behind Trovare (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Jinksy Minx 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 10, 39l behind Countess Comet (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.