A competitive maiden for this level. Intermedium is rated 82 and ran well on his handicap bow at Kempton last month while Jacob's Pillow found only Terhaab too good at the same track in October. The latter is trained by John Gosden so he'll have a good line on the chances of MAKHFAR, who disappointed when last at the track in August, but gets the vote on his earlier second at Ascot to subsequent Horris Hill winner Piping Rock. Further progress could see Al Senad involved while the newcomer Oasis Mirage is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Evasive.
Al Senad 6-1 (9-5) Keen raced stand side overall leader, ridden and hung right over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Byron's Gold (8-9) at Leicester 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Emmessess (IRE) Desert Millennium gelding out of Azira.
Happy Jack (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt in touch, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 21l behind Johara (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (6) gs in May.
Intermedium 9-4fav (9-5) Headway to track leader after 2f, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Banaadeer (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Jacob'S Pillow 11-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Terhaab (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Makhfar (IRE) 1-2fav (9-5) Close up, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Gamesome (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Dancing Angel 12-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 12l behind Polybius (9-4) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gd.
Ecliptic Sunrise Compton Place filly out of Winter Moon.
Oasis Mirage Oasis Dream filly out of Canda.
Queen Cee 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 13l behind Sir Robert Cheval (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Stroll On (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Went left start, held up behind, outpaced 3f out, never able to challenge, 7th of 8, 8l behind Dinneratmidnight (9-0) at Warwick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.