Mabroor and Wise Venture made winning debuts at Haydock and Newbury respectively and, with winners coming out of both races, they have to be considered leading contenders. MONNOYER also made a winning debut at Wolverhampton, but couldn't keep up with the furious pace in a hot novice race over 5f at York last time. This extra furlong should suit and Frankie Dettori keeps the ride. Brighton winner Red Hearts continues to improve, but the newcomers may struggle to get involved.
Mabroor (USA) 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, headway to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged left, ran on well, won at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Brocklebank (9-3) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Monnoyer 2-1fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Gatepost (9-5) at York 5f 2yo nov stk (3) gd.
Wise Venture (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, strong run inside final furlong, led post, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf beating Poole Harbour (9-3) by ns, 15 ran.
Fen Flyer Piccolo gelding out of Maraffi.
Red Hearts (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Mid-division, driven and outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 6l behind Miss Work of Art (8-12) at York 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd.
Selbaar Medicean colt out of Puzzle Book.
Singspiel Spirit Singspiel colt out of Aberavon.