AL RAZI looks the one to be on to get off to a debut success, while Pytheas and Could It Be Magic can also go well. Godolphin are having a great time of things with their two-year-olds and the American-bred colt cost 175,000 guineas and comes from some very talented stock. This trip looks an ideal starting point and with none of those experience appearing to be too frightening we will side with the newcomer. Pytheas put in a good debut at Redcar but was all at sea last time and has a bit to prove. However, it would not do to dismiss a Mark Johnston-trained runner after one blip and we give him plenty of respect. Could It Be Magic showed improvement for his first run when getting involved at Ffos Las last time out and with natural improvement likely again he can take home some more money, though he'd be hard pressed to win if the selection is fully wound up. Spying is related to sprinting winners as juveniles and so perhaps he has not been showing much in the way of toe to be starting over this trip, though market confidence would be interesting, while Storm Command would not have to be anything special to make his presence felt. Al Razi should be good enough here.
Ainthegorgeous Dr Fong colt out of Free Spirit.
Al Razi (USA) Distorted Humor colt out of Sweet Serendipity.
Brave Ambition (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 23l behind Saxby (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo sll (5) gf in Jun.
Could It Be Magic 3-1 (8-12) Prominent, not clear run just over 2f out, switched slightly left, ridden when switched right entering final furlong, edged left and stayed on same pace, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Our Dream Queen (8-12) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Elmfield Giant (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 22l behind The Human League (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jun.
Escape Artist 50-1 (9-3) Behind, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 16l behind Emirates Dream (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Field Elect 25-1 (9-3) Went badly left start, refused to race, in a race won by Running Mate (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy, 6 ran.
New Innocence 50-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon switched right, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 6th of 15, 6l behind Elusive Pimpernel (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd.
Pytheas (USA) 4-6fav (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, effort under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 7l behind Dreamspeed (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Spying Observatory colt out of Mint Royale.
Storm Command (IRE) Halling colt out of Clarinda.
The Caped Crusader (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Led, pushed along to lead, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 11, 8l behind Emirates Dream (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Towneley Arms (IRE) Pyrus colt out of Grangeclare Lily.
Aquarius Star (IRE) Danehill Dancer filly out of Easter Heroine.
Moi Mel Danbird filly out of Lady Double U.
Sarmad (USA) 20-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 9th of 11, 7l behind Electric Feel (8-9) at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (4) gf in May.