A tricky maiden in which the vote is given to HAAKIMA over Sanvean and Esteem Lord. Clive Brittain's runner was disappointing when last seen out but that was in a Group 2 fillies' event at Newmarket and this is a big drop in class. She clearly has plenty of ability and if she is fit enough to do herself justice on her first run since October then she should take all the beating. Esteem Lord could be the main danger as he is fit from a spin here last month when he finished second behind Best In Class. That was an improved effort and if there are any chinks in the armour of our selection then he should be the one to profit. Sanvean has not been seen out since running in a Group 3 fillies' race at Newmarket last August. She has to be of interest, although she is likely to be much sharper for the run. Highgate Cat has a good draw and he shaped with promise on his debut. He looks the part on breeding and he could prove best of the others. Some nice types in opposition here and the vote goes to Haakima.
Al Jathaab (USA) 22-1 (10-0) Prominent in 4th, ridden and lost touch over 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, 5th of 7, 17l behind Badge of Honour (8-7) at W'hampton 1m 1f mdn aut stk (5) pol in Feb.
Keen As Mustard 66-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 10th of 13, 16l behind Spartan Prince (8-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f mdn stk (5) pol in Feb.
Esteem Lord 25-1 (8-8) Held up 4th, ridden over 3f out, soon in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, every chance, no extra final 75 yards, 2nd of 5, nk behind Best In Class (8-8) at Kempton 1m mdn auc (5) pol in Feb.
Gibson Square (USA) 40-1 (9-3) Always behind stands side, tailed off over 1f out, 11th of 12, well behind Prime Mood (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Oct.
Highgate Cat 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, staying on when hampered and lost place 2f out, rallied final furlong, 5th of 10, 10l behind Set The Trend (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) pol in Feb.
Lyrical Intent 33-1 (8-8) Held up last, kept on same pace final 2f, never near to challenge, 4th of 5, 4l behind Best In Class (8-8) at Kempton 1m mdn auc (5) pol in Feb.
Sams Spirit 80-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Close Alliance (9-3) at Great Leighs 1m 2yo mdn (4) pol in Oct.
Sermons Mount (USA) 66-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden and effort 2f out, not quicken and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 15l behind Ghanaati (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn (4) pol in Oct.
Haakima (USA) 66-1 (8-12) Raced stand side, held up, always towards rear, 11th of 15, 10l behind Lahaleeb (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Oct.
More Tea Vicar (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, good headway on outer over 4f out, weakened well over 2f out, last of 6, 18l behind Shaker Style (9-3) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Sanvean (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Keen hold in rear, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 14l behind Rainbow View (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.