The market will offer us most clues in today's opener though without this vital information, we will serve up TARITA at the expense of Thomas Baines and Autocracy. Though holding no serious entries at this stage, Richard Hannon's filly shaped entirely with promise on debut at Newmarket and if we see any rain en route to this contest, as a daughter of Bahamian Bounty, she should not be inconvenienced by it. Thomas Baines went into many notebooks earlier in the season with an eyecatching debut. Unfortunately he earned himself a quick removal from those same books with a series of quirky efforts. Michael Bell appears to have let him go away from the track in an attempt to allow him to mature somewhat. Autocracy is nicely bred. His dam, Imperial Bailiwick, was not short of speed so it is to be hoped that this has transferred through the genes. Portman Boy is a son of Exceed and Excel though has had the unkindest cut of all. Rockabilly Rebel has taken his chances in two fair Windsor maidens and may make more appeal once tried in nurseries. Ballachulish should have come on for his first experience having looked all at sea at Warwick. Final Answer should be precocious enough on breeding to make his presence felt at this level. Tarita can win a race that is likely to throw up a number of future winners.
Autocracy Green Desert colt out of Imperial Bailiwick.
Ballachulish 16-1 (8-13) Slowly away, ridden over 1f out, always behind, 5th of 6, 7l behind Mdawee (8-13) at Warwick 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Final Answer Kyllachy colt out of Valandraud.
Old Devil Moon (IRE) Johannesburg colt out of Tencarola.
Portman Boy Exceed And Excel gelding out of Anqood.
Rockabilly Rebel 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 14, 8l behind Buzzword (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Securitisation (IRE) 125-1 (9-3) Badly left at start, tailed off throughout, last of 11, 44l behind Showcasing (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
The Strig Mujahid colt out of Pretty Kool.
Thomas Baines (USA) 4-11fav (9-3) Chased leaders, under pressure before halfway, one pace final 2f, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Misheer (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Excellent Day (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, hung right final furlong, 9th of 14, 10l behind Bella Swan (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (2) gf.
Recette Reset filly out of Sunny Times.
Tarita (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden every chance 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Bell's Ocean (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (4) gf in May.