AZRAFF has the form in the book with a third at Leicester on his latest start. Marco Botti's colt gets the nod with further progress expected. Maraakib was well beaten on his debut but still sports his owners first colours ahead of the newcomer Kifaaya while Charlie Appleby's duo, Here Now and Pasticcio, are both related to winners. Robben flopped on his latest start but looks best of the remainder on his earlier effort at Hamilton.
Azraff (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Broke well, soon steadied, close up, effort over 1f out, stayed on and hung left final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Muqaawel (9-5) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Here Now Dubawi colt out of Hall Hee.
Kifaaya Intikhab colt out of Juniper Girl.
Maraakib (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly away in rear, outpaced over 3f out, 9th of 12, 17l behind Jungle Cat (9-5) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Pasticcio New Approach colt out of Passe Passe.
Robben 20-1 (9-5) Soon outpaced, some late headway, never on terms, 5th of 9, 16l behind Likely (9-0) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Stardrifter 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always towards rear, last of 10, 14l behind Archie (9-0) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Stec (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) In rear, soon pushed along, never a factor, 9th of 11, 16l behind Magical Memory (9-2) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.