Kieren Fallon, recently retained by Saeed Bin Suroor, rides LOCKWOOD here for the boys in blue and he escapes a penalty for winning a Group 3 at Goodwood last August when Professor was only third. Second subsequently in a Group 2 at Doncaster, the grey looks the class act in this and can make a winning return. Glory Awaits was second to Dawn Approach in last year's 2000 Guineas but that has proved the high point of his career to date. Breton Rock was beaten at Leicester after winning at Thirsk but also appears to hold Professor on the form book. Highland Colori won the Ayr Gold Cup in September and is equally effective over this extra furlong so can't be ignored.
Breton Rock (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) In touch, ridden and slightly outpaced over 2f out, rallied entering final furlong stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Eton Forever (9-3) at Leicester 7f Listed stks (1) gd in Apr.
Custom Cut (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Disputed lead early, soon led, pushed along from 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Sruthan (9-10) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1) in Apr.
Glory Awaits (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) 13th of 15, 7l behind Variety Club (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 2 sks (1) in Mar.
Highland Colori (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Led main group in centre but 3 lengths down on stands side group, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Jack Dexter (9-9) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Lockwood 7-2 (9-3) Keen held up, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 10l behind Fiesolana (9-0) at Newmarket 7f Grp 2 (1) gs in Oct.
Professor 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, chased winner 1f out, no extra and lost two places near finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Eton Forever (9-3) at Leicester 7f Listed stks (1) gd in Apr.
The Rectifier (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Yourartisonfire (7-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.