ATHAAKEEL has done most of her racing and all of her winning on the Polytrack. She can race off a lower mark on turf as a consequence, however, and won a seller off a 9lb higher mark at Lingfield only last month. Ron Harris' mare gets the vote in this company as most of her rivals are struggling for form including January's Kempton winner Young Simon, though Do More Business may do better dropped in class. Manasha will need to improve on last year's form to figure and the remaining trio have yet to win a race.
Timpanist (USA) 40-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and weakened 3f out, 10th of 11, 32l behind Grand Piano (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Young Simon 14-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 17l behind Miss Polly Plum (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f Handicap (0-58) (4yo+) (6) gf in May.
Do More Business (IRE) 40-1 (8-2) Mid-division, driven and outpaced over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Collect Art (9-10) at Salisbury 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Athaakeel (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Ran free on way to start, behind, switched left towards centre over 5f out, hedaway over 2f out to get in behind leaders 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 5l behind Emiratesdotcom (9-7) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Fairy Tales 66-1 (8-7) Held up some headway on outside 2f out, no progress after, 7th of 10, 8l behind Sluggsy Morant (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Jemimaville (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Raced wide, always in rear, last of 10, 10l behind Fortunate Bid (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Manasha 25-1 (9-0) Raced centre, outpaced, 7th of 9, 9l behind Scommettitrice (9-0) at Chepstow 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Aug.