Taquka almost scraped home at Lingfield under positive tactics and while Ralph Beckett's charge is sure to give another good account, he may find SPEED THE PLOUGH too hot in this maiden. Richard Hannon's colt was turned over by a stable companion on his previous visit to Windsor but with a better draw to work from, he can break his duck at the fourth time of asking. Stellarta hasn't been too far away on her three outings so far and she plugged on resolutely at Salisbury on what was her first race on turf. Gulland Rock was far from a cheap purchase at the sales and as a half-brother to a Listed winner, Willie Muir's charge is watched closely in the market on debut. Skinny Love was very green on debut and should have learnt plenty for that experience.
Gulland Rock Exceed And Excel colt out of Sacre Coeur.
Speed The Plough 5-6fav (9-5) Soon crossed over to dispute lead on rail, ridden over 1f out, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, held on for 2nd, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Constantine (9-5) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Taquka (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, stayed on, held by winner towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Banaadeer (9-5) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Elite Freedom (IRE) Acclamation filly out of Jebel Musa.
Skinny Love 10-1 (9-0) Outpaced in last trio, headway on rails 2f out, edhed left and went 3rd inside final furlong until final 100 yards, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind La Tinta Bay (9-0) at Windsor 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Stellarta 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Chutney (9-0) at Salisbury 5f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jun.