It is to be hoped that Sunny Future is better than he showed on his reappearance at Salisbury earlier this month but it may be that he just has not trained on and preference is for ROYAL SUPERLATIVE, who gets the vote ahead of Stellar Cause. Paul Cole's colt made a promising debut at Newbury last month but failed to build on that at Windsor last week and he looks best watched after that effort. Stan Moore's son of Orpen, Flying Gazebo, would not need to be anything out of the ordinary to take a hand in the finish here and it will be interesting to see how he shapes in the market. Dramatic Jewel makes slightly less appeal first time out for John Hills, while Errol Flynn finished last on his Newmarket debut in an admittedly better race than this but he is hard to recommend. The vote then goes to Ralph Beckett's Royal Superlative, who improved from the form shown on her only start as a juvenile when finishing a creditable fourth over course and distance last month and she looks the one they all have to beat.
Awe 40-1 (8-3) Always behind, last of 12, 39l behind Shouldntbethere (8-11) at Southwell 1m 2yo clm stks (6) fbs in Nov '06.
Den's Boy 100-1 (8-7) Led to 5f out, lost place 4f out, soon struggling in rear, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Heroes (9-5) at Brighton 1m clm stks (6) gd in May.
La Belle Joannie 40-1 (8-2) Took keen hold, held up, never on terms, 6th of 11, 11l behind Nautical (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Feb '08.
Poca A Poca (IRE) 100-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, kept on from over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 13, 14l behind Kingsmaite (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Safari 66-1 (8-4) Always in rear, 7th of 9, 18l behind Surwaki (9-6) at Warwick 1m clm stks (5) sft in Jul '07.
Dramatic Jewel (USA) Diesis gelding out of Seeking The Jewel.
Errol Flynn (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Always in rear, outpaced from over 2f out, last of 10, 21l behind Militarist (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr.
Flying Gazebo (IRE) Orpen gelding out of Grand Summit.
Hilltop Artistry 50-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 15, 20l behind Al Qeddaaf (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Square Of Gold (FR) Gold Away gelding out of All Square.
Stellar Cause (USA) 11-4 (9-0) Prominent, led after 3f, hung left on bend soon after and headed, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 16, 43l behind Plymouth Rock (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Sunny Future (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Pulled hard in rear, struggling from halfway, 13th of 17, 11l behind Shangani (8-5) at Salisbury 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Royal Superlative 33-1 (8-10) Keen, led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon held, 4th of 13, 7l behind Palacefield (9-1) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) gd in May.