Aidan O'Brien has won the last two and is double-handed this time. Century looked a nice prospect when landing his maiden at the Curragh but was all at sea in the soft ground in the Racing Post Trophy and finished tailed off. Joseph deserts him here for Kingfisher, who was highly tried after landing a Killarney maiden but hasn't really impressed. Somewhat was only narrowly beaten in the Royal Lodge but was expected to run better than he did in the Racing Post Trophy and he wasn't exactly in top form on his return to action at Newmarket. SLOANE AVENUE is the least exposed of these having run just once in a Lingfield maiden where he came home virtually alone. He's the sixth foal of a mare who has produced all of them to win races and a chance is taken that he's improved enough to take this.
Bow Creek (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Soon led, headed over 3f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 6l behind Bilimbi (8-0) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Somewhat (USA) 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 14l behind True Story (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 1f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Apr.
Century (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Always in rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, heavily eased, last of 11, 47l behind Kingston Hill (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Drummore Road (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 4th halfway, no extra in 6th 2f out, weakened, 7th of 9, 38l behind Good Tradition (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo mdn in Apr.
Kingfisher (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Raced in 7th, ridden 2f out and went 5th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 9l behind Fascinating Rock (9-3) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr.
Randwick (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 4f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 7l behind Basem (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Sloane Avenue (USA) 1-2fav (9-5) Slowly away headway to dispute 3rd halfway, went 2nd 2f out, led 1f out, ran on, comfortable, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Mbhali (9-5) by 9l, 4 ran.
Zampa Manos (USA) 22-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden when pressed 2f out, driven out gamely, won at Kempton 1m cond stks (2) pol in Apr beating Snow Trouble (9-0) by shd, 6 ran.