MAIN AIM is taken to win this Group 3 contest at the expense of Arabian Gleam and Asset. The selection was progressive last season winning four times from seven outings. He was well placed by his connections and earned himself a mark of 113. He won first time of asking last season so can go well fresh and is the form pick to land himself a Group 3 prize. Arabian Gleam has won two Group 2 races in his career to date and has only been lightly raced. The cheek pieces seemed to spark much needed enthusiasm on his last start when scoring at Doncaster and they are reapplied this time around so any market moves should be noted. Asset won a listed contest on his seasonal reappearance at Leicester last month and will be another that should be added to the short list, however, Main Aim remains relatively unexposed and is given the vote to win his first Group contest.
Arabian Gleam 9-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, close home, won at Doncaster 7f stks (1) sft in Sep beating Major Cadeaux (9-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Asset (IRE) 5-2 (9-2) Raced centre, held up in touch, came stands side 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hung badly right to far side rail, driven out, won at Leicester 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Apr beating Regal Parade (9-2) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Atlantic Sport (USA) 40-1 (9-0) Behind, not clear run over 2f out, not quicken when clear over 1f out, 7th of 11, 7l behind Virtual (9-0) at Newbury 1m stks (1) sft.
Beacon Lodge (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Held up, driven and headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Haydock 7f Listed stks (1) gd beating Ordnance Row (9-7) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Garnica (FR) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out to over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Beacon Lodge (9-7) at Haydock 7f Listed stks (1) gd.
Laa Rayb (USA) 10-3 (9-2) Held up in rear, driven, not look keen, and no response over 2f out, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Ordnance Row (9-2) at Windsor 1m Listed stks (1) gf.
Main Aim 2-1fav (9-3) Towards rear, good headway going well from 2f out, shaken up and led over 1f out, soon clear, pushed out, impressive, won at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs beating Aye Aye Digby (8-6) by 7l, 11 ran.
Tariq 33-1 (9-0) Behind, switched right 2f out, soon hanging badly left, not reached leaders, one pace, 6th of 11, 4l behind Virtual (9-0) at Newbury 1m stks (1) sft.
Welsh Emperor (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Beacon Lodge (9-7) at Haydock 7f Listed stks (1) gd.
Royal Confidence 8-1 (9-3) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, faded close home, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind San Sicharia (9-3) at Lingfield 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) gf.