The better weather has seen the Godolphin horses start to come to the fore and Saeed Bin Suroor, who has a 30 per cent strike rate at Brighton, can saddle the winner of this with IBTAHAJ. He wouldn't need to improve on his second to the well-regarded Mukhadram at Newmarket. Attain and Gunner Will have had plenty of chances while Charles Tyrwhitt ran a shocker at Goodwood following his debut third at Warwick. Mishhar will do better when tackling handicaps but is still preferred to Trisha's Boy of the others.
Attain 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Jane Lachatte (8-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Apr.
Charles Tyrwhitt 7-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 7, 38l behind Balady (8-12) at Goodwood 7f 3yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Gunner Will (IRE) Evensfav (8-8) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon edged left and kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Silver Blaze (8-6) at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Ibtahaj 12-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, brought field to stands side over 6f out and led, headed over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Mukhadram (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Trisha's Boy (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Soon detatched in last pair, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 14l behind Dishy Guru (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Mishhar (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Pulled hard and held up towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 6l behind Dutch Old Master (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.