Upped in the weights for their latest wins, Nearly Caught and Theology have both struggled subsequently. Asbaab ended last season prematurely with a good run at Salisbury but was tailed off on his reappearance. Esteaming failed to cope with a 9lb rise over 2m at Ripon last time having landed a double before that but at least NOBLE SILK arrives in good form. Although also engaged at Goodwood today, he was beaten only a head over today's trip at Kempton in March and can confirm running with Glenard. He gets the vote if taking his chance. The latter has since finished a respectable fifth in the Chester Cup and may also figure while Entihaa can be given a shout on her recent placed effort behind Villa Royale at York.
Nearly Caught (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 14l behind Cubanita (9-0) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Theology 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, lost place quickly from 3f out, last of 11, well behind Litigant (9-2) at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Mar.
Asbaab (USA) 20-1 (9-7) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 38l behind Mighty Yar (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Esteaming 17-2 (9-5) Mid-division, not much room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never near leaders, 5th of 13, 10l behind Angel Gabrial (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Noble Silk 7-1 (9-3) In touch, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Seaside Sizzler (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Glenard 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up rear of mid-division on inside, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 17, 7l behind Suegioo (9-4) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gd.
Brockwell 16-1 (9-1) Close 5th, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 17, 11l behind Suegioo (9-4) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gd.
Argent Knight 10-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Chocala (9-3) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Masquerading 11-2 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on and always held, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind White Nile (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Huff And Puff 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division on inside, lost place and ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 22l behind Angel Gabrial (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Courtesy Call (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 28l behind Argent Knight (8-4) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Jonny Delta 7-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Sirvino (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Entihaa 10-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 5f out, 3rd over 4f out, driven along 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, pressed for 2nd but no impression on winner, 3rd of 17, 2 1/4l behind Villa Royale (9-10) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.