Arley Hall was runner-up on her racecourse debut at Doncaster earlier this month. She looks sure to make a bold bid today but could have been better drawn and STORMING BERNARD makes more appeal. He also finished runner-up last time in what looked a decent maiden at Newmarket and can go one better here. Tidal Way has solid claims and Amoure Medici produced a better effort at York last week, while it would be no surprise to see Gabrial's Gift finish closer here after a debut sixth at Yarmouth. Stature makes most appeal of the newcomers.
Amoure Medici 25-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, soon hung left, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Holy Roman Warrior (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs.
Cool Hand Luke (IRE) Le Vie Dei Colori colt out of Thelma Louise.
Gabrial's Gift (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, shaken up over 2f out, no impression, soon well held, 6th of 9, 9l behind Rayvin Black (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft.
Hamis Al Bin (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Led until halfway, hung left and weakening when slightly hampered inside final 2f, 9th of 10, 14l behind Swiss Spirit (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Jun.
Stature (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Pescia.
Storming Bernard (USA) 22-1 (9-3) Raced far side overall leader and soon clear, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 20, 2 3/4l behind Entifaadha (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Thirsty Bear 12-1 (9-0) Led, ran off 1st bend a little, ran completely off bend approaching straight and headed over 2f out, no impression after, 9th of 10, 42l behind Riviera Poet (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn gd.
Tidal Way (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Repeater (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Arley Hall 40-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Elbe (9-0) at Doncaster 7f 2yo stks (5) gd.
Skyeron Byron filly out of Song Of Skye.
Stellar Express (IRE) 7-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and edged left over 2f out, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Faraway (8-11) at Haydock 6f 2yo sll (4) gf.