Newcomer Pursuitofexcellence has no fancy entries despite his 550,000gns price tag and the betting may provide the best clue to his chances while Searing Heat proved a big disappointment on both starts last year. FALKLAND looks a safer proposition as he only failed by a neck to land the odds at Windsor on his reappearance and is taken to make amends here. Suraj made a promising debut at Newmarket earlier this month and should also be thereabouts at the finish ahead of recent Musselburgh runner-up Torero, while better is expected of Queen's Estate as he steps up in trip for his return to action.
Omid 4-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Chancery (10-12) at Haydock 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Nov.
Pursuitoexcellence (IRE) Galileo colt out of Lila.
Searing Heat (USA) 9-1 (8-12) Prominent, took keen hold, steadied after 2f, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 14, well behind High Jinx (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Moonshine Ruby 6-1 (11-2) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 10l behind Was My Valentine (11-2) at Fakenham 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs.
Faraway Land (USA) 9-1 (9-4) Went sharply right start, in touch in rear, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd final strides, nearest finish, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Za'lan (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Falkland (IRE) 4-6fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led about 7f out, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Man Of Plenty (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Queen's Estate (GER) 20-1 (9-3) Led 1f, pushed along and challenged over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 11, 14l behind Future Security (9-3) at Redcar 1m 1f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Red Alex 100-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, never involved, 8th of 13, 22l behind Niceofyoutotellme (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (4) gd.
Suraj 20-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway entering final furlong, stayed on (improve), 5th of 11, 7l behind Model Pupil (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd.
Torero 3-1 (8-7) Disputed 2nd, challenged 3f out, ridden and effort over 2f out to over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure, well held inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Key Gold (8-2) at Musselburgh 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gs.