The Barry Hills-trained Chelsea Morning ran promisingly on her reappearance in April when a close up fifth behind Sweet Clementine in a Kempton maiden and she has claims on that evidence but is likely to find the ground softer than ideal as is Soviet Secret, who has found one too good in each of his three starts, and a better bet may prove to be SAFWAAN. The son of Selkirk was very disappointing on his debut in a Newmarket maiden when never looking likely to trouble the leaders when finishing last of the eight runners but he was only beaten four-and-a-half lengths and looks worth siding with on ground that should suit. David Barron's Ezra Church has similar form to Soviet Secret having been placed in his last two starts but is also likely to better suited by faster ground than will be available on the Knavesmire today. Zakiy has run creditably in both starts on the Polytrack for William Haggas and has to be of interest on his turf debut but a better bet may be stable companion, Safwaan.
Ezra Church (IRE) 4-5fav (9-3) With leader, led over 3f out, hung left and headed well over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Feel The Heat (9-3) at Redcar 6f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Maitre 'd Rakti gelding out of Giusina Mia.
Safwaan 11-2 (9-0) Dwelt, ran very green, held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on same pace, last of 8, 4 1/2l behind Balducci (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Soviet Secret 11-4fav (9-3) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed and ran on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Qanoon (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Zakiy 11-4 (9-3) Chased leading pair, hung left and went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Highland Knight (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Chelsea Morning (USA) 5-2fav (8-12) Chased leader until well over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Sweet Clementine (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.