Prix de l'Abbaye hero Maarek should be spot on now with a couple of starts under his belt and the same comment applies to the Ascot Group Three winner Tropics. Jack Dexter was only denied by Slade Power in the Quipco Champion Sprint at Ascot in October and will go close with a similar effort, while Moviesta continues to improve and won a Group Two at Goodwood last term. Three-year-olds have a tough task at this time of the season against their elders but ASTAIRE has exceptional form. He won the Gimcrack in soft ground here last season before landing the Group One Middle Park at Newmarket and Kevin Ryan's colt could well prove a cut above in this. Heeraat looks best of the rest ahead of the tough older sprinters Mass Rally, Eton Rifles and Hawkeyethenoo.
Maarek 7-2 (10-0) Soon chased leaders in far side group to 2f out where 4th, no impression 1f out, kept on without troubling winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Guerre (9-0) at Naas 5f Listed stks (1) in Apr.
Boomerang Bob (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 1f out, soon got through and ridden, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Windsor 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jun beating Victrix Ludorum (8-1) by nk, 7 ran.
Es Que Love (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, driven to join winner inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Hamza (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Eton Rifles (IRE) (9-9) won at Fontainebleau(FR) 5f Listed stks (1) sft in Mar beating Myasun (9-13) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Held up, ridden and headway from over 1f out, stayed on, unable to challenge, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Intibaah (9-0) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) sft.
Heeraat (IRE) 6-4fav (9-9) Led 1f, prominent, led again 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and edged right inside final furlong, one pace, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Smoothtalkinrascal (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f cond Stakes (2) gf in Apr.
Jack Dexter 13-8fav (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dinkum Diamond (9-5) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Mar.
Mass Rally (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, no extra close home, last of 6, 2 3/4l behind Intibaah (9-0) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) sft.
Moviesta (USA) 15-2 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 2l behind Sole Power (9-2) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Music Master 8-13fav (8-12) Took keen hold, made all, came towards stands side rail inside final 2f, ridden clear inside final furlong, well in command final 110 yards, won at Warwick 6f stks (3) gd in Apr beating Mar Mar (8-3) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Tropics (USA) 9-1 (9-10) Awkwardly away in touch towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Hamza (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Body And Soul (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on rail, travelling well when not clear run and switched left 2f out, switched left again and stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Caledonia Lady (9-3) at Nottingham 6f fll lst stks (1) gs.
Ladies Are Forever 7-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead final 110 yards, won going away, won at Bath 5f fll lst stks (1) fm in Apr beating Reroute (8-4) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Astaire (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 10, 8l behind Kingman (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.