AYRAD faded in the closing stages over 1m2f at Newmarket on last month's debut. Today's shorter trip might be a better option at this early stage and Roger Varian's colt gets the nod to open his account. Tarrafal has failed to match a narrow defeat at Wolverhampton in three subsequent outings while bumper winner Molly Cat was well beaten despite making the frame on her first start on the Flat. Katies Joy is a half-sister to a winner and fellow newcomer Knight Of Glin makes more appeal than stablemate Another Lincolnday.
Mystical King 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leader until over 5f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 4, 39l behind Are You Mine (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Samoan (IRE) 80-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, in touch in rear, ridden along halfway, soon weakened, last of 6, 35l behind Cloverdale (9-9) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Molly Cat 11-2 (9-8) Keen prominent, lost place 5f out, rallied on outer over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Alex My Boy (8-8) at Musselburgh 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gf in Apr.
Another Lincolnday Desideratum gelding out of Another Paris.
Ayrad (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Raced stand side tracked leaders, headway to press leaders when groups merged 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Munjaz (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Knight Of Glin Strategic Prince gelding out of Shamrock Lady.
Silver Craftsman (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Soon outpaced in mid-division, ridden and stayed on from over 2f out, went moderate 4th over 1f out, no chance with leaders, 4th of 13, 21l behind Odeon (8-13) at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Tarrafal (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Night Party (8-8) at Beverley 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Katies Joy (IRE) Art Connoisseur filly out of Jinxy Jill.