Tote Win: £3.90 Tote Place: £1.30,4.20,4.20
Straight Forecast: £48.70 Exacta: £51.50 Trifecta: £873.40 Swingers: 1&2:7.30 2&3:19.60 1&3:12.50
Jackpot: £4,062.80, Pool: £20028.0, 3.5 winning tickets
Placepot: £20.40, Pool: £189973.53, 6775.51 winning tickets
Quadpot: £5.70, Pool: £9356.46, 1194.67 winning tickets
This race has thrown up some useful horses in the past with last year's winner, Elzaam, a close second in the Coventry on his next start and Lord Shanakill successful in 2008 but this year's renewal may not be up that standard with the winner set to bypass Royal Ascot. NOOR ZABEEL was one of only four in the field with the benefit of a run and he improved appreciably on his debut third at Goodwood over five furlongs, a race that could prove to be above average with the Richard Hannon trained second successful on his next start and reportedly bound for Royal Ascot. A May foal, he broke well from his draw in midfield and gradually edged across to the favoured stands side rail, responded well for pressure and was well on top at the line. This was a likeable performance and the field were, ultimately, quite well strung out behind. Apostle also had the benefit of a run although he had returned a well beaten favourite at Leicester over five furlongs. He was not well drawn in two and raced on the unfavoured middle of the track throughout; he still looked a little green, hanging to his right and hampering Bop It before being straightened out and running on. He has a Group One entry and it would be no surprise to see him turn up at Royal Ascot given his connections but he will need to take another step forwards to be competitive at that level. Tortoni was the first home of the newcomers and travelled noticeably well for much of the contest; he had his ground taken slightly by the winner and had to be switched close home. This was a pleasing debut and he can be expected to improve for the experience; he's by Teofilo and looks likely to appreciate another furlong in time, possibly on ground with a little more ease in it. Paul Cole won this race with No Hubris in 2009 and Overpowered ran a decent race in fourth before tiring a little inside the final furlong. Barolo Top was a big eyecatcher, making up a lot of ground late on to finish fifth having run very green in the first couple of furlongs, he could be useful. There had been money for Hadrians Wall at prices in the morning but he lost all chance when missing the break; he had made up the ground by halfway and continued to stay on under; he, too, can leave this form behind. Bop It raced freely at the head of affairs in the centre of the track but was still in the firing line around a furlong from home before tiring; he's from a good sprinting family (closely related to Ladies Are Forever) and this run was not without promise. Come On Blue Chip had shaped quite well behind Royal Ascot bound Commissar over the minimum at Newmarket and was not disgraced here; he has plenty of stamina in his pedigree and could be one for nurseries over seven furlongs and a mile later in the season.