BORDER PATROL can see off Spring Of Fame and Bridge Of Gold. The son of Selkirk won impressively at Newbury over six furlongs but he has won over this trip and in that sort of form, he will prove a very tough nut to crack. Spring Of Fame ran second in the Kentucky Derby trial before finishing third in listed company at Newmarket. The second in that contest has come out and won since. Bridge Of Gold won on debut at Newbury. The time figure wasn't the best on the day and he would need to improve. Everynight needs to build upon a disappointment at Newmarket. Ashram was well beaten in the 2,000 Guineas. Rackateer went into many notebooks when obliging in the Esher Cup but now is the acid test. Yorksters Girl needs a deluge of rain in order to be competitive. Border Patrol appears best.
Ashram (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden 3f out, no response, 13th of 15, 19l behind Sea The Stars (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Grp 1 3yo (1) gf.
Border Patrol 9-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden and headway to chase leaders over 1f out, led final 75 yards, stayed on strongly, won going away, won at Newbury 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gd beating Triple Aspect (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Bridge Of Gold (USA) 9-1 (9-3) In touch, quickened to lead 1f out, ran on strongly, ridden out, won at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr beating Clockmaker (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Everynight (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Keen, mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 11, 12l behind Perpetually (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Racketeer (IRE) 10-3 (8-4) Tracked leader, going easily and led on bit 2f out, soon in command, ran on strongly, drew clear final furlong, pushed out easily, won at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr beating Thief Of Time (8-5) by 6l, 8 ran.
Spring of Fame (USA) 9-4fav (8-12) Chased leader until approaching 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Your Old Pal (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf.
Yorksters Girl (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and effort 2f out, not pace to troubled leaders, stayed on same pace, 7th of 16, 12l behind Lahaleeb (9-0) at Newbury 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) sft in Apr.