Saeed Bin Suroor's Al Aasifh made a pleasing debut at Newmarket last month and has to be respected following that performance but a doubt remains over the general form of the yard's runners and a better bet may be ELUSIVITY, who can give Richard Hannon another juvenile winner with the main danger rated as Cotton Spirit. Richard Fahey's son of Araafa makes his debut today but the stable have their horses in good from so lack of a previous run need not be of concern and he has to be considered. Mick Channon's Falkland Flyer made a pleasing debut at Bath earlier this month when third behind Black Moth and he should have learned from that effort so makes more appeal than the David Evans-trained Fred Willetts, who has had the benefit of having had three runs already but is becoming expensive to follow. The vote though goes the way of another newcomer, Richard Hannon's Elusivity, who is well bred being by Elusive City and represents a yard that can do little wrong with their two-year-olds this term.
Al Aasifh (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Hampered start, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Temple Meads (9-3) at Newmarket 5f 2yo mdn (2) gs in May.
Cotton Spirit Araafa colt out of Truly Bewitched.
Elusivity (IRE) Elusive City colt out of Tough Chic.
Falkland Flyer (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Went slightly right start, held up towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Black Moth (9-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Firstknight Kyllachy colt out of Wedding Party.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Led on rail, hard ridden and strongly pressed from over 1f out, kept narrow advantage until headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, held on well for 2nd, 2nd of 7, hd behind Oneladyowner (8-11) at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Indian Ballad (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched left over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Clarke Lane (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Marster Parkes Nayef gelding out of Lucky Parkes.
Red Marling (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Started slowly, behind, recovered and in touch halfway, green hung left and one pace over 1f out, 5th of 8, 8l behind Klammer (9-3) at Newbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Save The Bees 66-1 (9-3) Tracked winner untill 3f out, pushed along and not much room over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 18l behind Dubawi Gold (9-3) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.