ELLIPTICAL will be a warm order following a good run at the weekend but supporters may find that there's a cloud on the horizon in the form of Cumulus Nimbus with Kavachi also feared. The selection won his maiden over ten furlongs on his only previous visit to the track so will clearly act here and he comes here in, arguably, the form of his life having only narrowly failed to collect a valuable prize at the Guineas meeting; he should go close. Kavachi is the only other course winner in the line-up and the experienced campaigner has plenty of form to his name which suggests that he should be a live threat with a satisfactory return to action in the City and Suburban under his belt. Cumulus Nimbus failed to win following a successful debut but he ran plenty of solid races in defeat and looks sure to improve over this sort of trip and beyond through this season. Tudor Key made most when winning at Windsor so should be in the right position to give it his best shot whilst cheekpieces may bring about a better showing from Gumnd but preference is for Elliptical.
Elliptical (USA) 14-1 (8-4) Tracked leading pair, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, still every chance inside final furlong, driven but always held, 2nd of 16, hd behind Tartan Gigha (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcap (2) gf.
Kavachi (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Hed up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, switched right soon after, one pace and no impression over 1f out, 7th of 15, 8l behind Alainmaar (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Tudor Key (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Soon crossed over to lead, ridden and narrowly headed 1f out, rallied gamely under strong pressure to regain lead last strides, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr beating Hail Promenader (9-4) by nk, 13 ran.
Uncle Fred 5-2fav (9-4) Took keen hold, chased winner 6f out until well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 14l behind Everybody Knows (9-0) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Cumulus Nimbus 3-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden into 3rd 3f out, driven over 2f out, soon one pace and no impression on front pair, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Hafawa (8-11) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (3) gd in Oct.
Gumnd (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Settled last, ridden over 2f out, soon no chance, last of 4, 10l behind Dreamspeed (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f con stks (2) gd in Apr.