Nine runners go to post for this colts and geldings Listed race and its looks a tricky race to assess but the vote goes to WASEET in the hope he can put his disappointing last run behind him ahead of Rewilding and Rashaad. The selection was very disappointing behind Chabal in the Bet 365 Classic Trial at Sandown but had previously run very well in the Royal Lodge at two. The watered ground at Sandown may have been against him and he is taken to get back on track today. Rewilding is another new French recruit for the boys in blue and this horse was second in a Group Two on his latest start. That form is hard to assess but at the end of the day it was a Group Two event. A watching brief is advised on his first start in England though as we just don't know how he has settled in. Rashaad looked in need of the run when third to a decent type on debut. It would be no surprise to see him come on a tonne for that run and a market check is advised. Others to note in an open Listed race are Eavesdropper who impressed on debut and Prizefighting but Waseet gets the nod.
Averroes (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Steadied start, held up behind, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, never troubled winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Alrasm (9-9) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Eavesdropper 6-1 (8-11) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, headway 3f out, led over 2f out, soon hung left, strongly challenged from over 1f out, stayed on gamely, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf beating Direct Answer (8-11) by nk, 8 ran.
Kalypso King (USA) 6-4 (9-3) Led after 1f, ridden and challenged from 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, soon one pace, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Champagne Style (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (2) gd in Oct.
Prizefighting (USA) 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 16l behind Rumoush (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f 3yo Listed stks (1) gd in Apr.
Rashaad (USA) 4-1 (8-12) Set steady pace, ridden and quickened approaching 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Gardening Leave (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo Listed stks (1) gf.
Rewilding 4-1 (9-2) 2nd of 10 Planteur (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 sft in Apr.
Simenon (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader 2f, prominent, outpaced over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Chabal (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Very Good Day (FR) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, ran green in rear, took closer order over 3f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Waseet (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Waseet 2-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, soon held up in touch on outside, pressing leaders 3f out, slighly impeded 2f out, soon beaten and hung left, last of 6, 29l behind Chabal (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.