Salutation looks a typically tough Mark Johnston handicapper while Eshtiaal appreciated the step up to this trip when scoring at Goodwood but MASQUERADING could be one to follow now going handicapping as he appeared to have plenty in the locker when scoring at Kempton. There is no reason why he can't translate that form to Turf. Could Be went close at Bath and makes more appeal than Bin Singspiel of the others with Debdebdeb racing from a pound out of the handicap.
Salutation (IRE) 11-8fav (9-2) Made all, driven inside final 2f, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs beating Magog (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Eshtiaal (USA) 9-4fav (8-9) Slowly into stride, outpaced in mid-division, headway over 2f out, effort when hung right under pressure over 1f out, led closing stages, stayed on well, won at Goodwood 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd beating Seamless (8-9) by shd, 9 ran.
Masquerading 13-2 (8-11) In touch in 5th, headway on outside 2f out, led well over 1f out, shaken up and edged left approaching final furlong, stayed on well to assert inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) pol beating Royal Signaller (8-11) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Barnaby Brook (CAN) 14-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden and lost place 4f out, eased from over 2f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Soviet Rock (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Bin Singspiel 11-10fav (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, soon ridden and no impression until stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Gabrial The Master (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) gd in Apr.
Could Be 7-2 (8-9) Tracked winner, ridden and effort inside final 2f, kept on and every chance when wandered slightly inside final furlong, held final 50 yards, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Refer (8-9) at Bath 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Apr.
Debdebdeb 3-1fav (9-0) Soon led, hung badly left over 3f out, very wide into straight 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Lamusawama (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo stks 0-70 (5) pol.