Finley Connolly is likely to improve on his debut effort at Newmarket and could be thereabouts, but MAIN FOCUS gets the nod. He finished sixth at Newbury on his latest start and that form looks a lot better in hindsight with three subsequent winners coming out of the race. John Gosden's charge can open his account here. Of the newcomers, Nifty Shiftin is related to a winner at this track and should be noted along with Pearl Mix, who cost 120,000euros. Flying Trader and Freddy Q are others to consider if the market speaks in their favour.
Finley Connolly (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Ran green close up, hung left over 2f out, soon weakened, eased 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Misty Conquest (7-13) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
First Rebellion 33-1 (9-3) Pressed winner until ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 12l behind Red Hearts (8-7) at Brighton 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Flying Trader (USA) Mizzen Mast colt out of Remediate.
Freddy Q (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Barnabas.
House Limit (IRE) Red Clubs colt out of Fritillary.
Main Focus (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Prominent in main group, overall leader 4f out, hung right from 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 15, 3l behind Wise Venture (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Nifty Shiftin Norse Dancer gelding out of Reciprocal.
Pearl Mix (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Rosamixa.
Pond Life (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Water Feature.
Finalist 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, headway before 2f out, chased leading pair entering final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Charlotte Rosina (8-11) at Sandown 5f 2yo stks (5) gd in May.
Littlecote Lady Byron filly out of Barefooted Flyer.