Glorious Protector won his maiden in good style at Windsor last month and should run a big race on his Polytrack debut, MASQUERADING is just preferred, however, as he scored over course and distance to open his account and makes more appeal than another maiden winner Alwilda. The latter scored over a mile at Southwell in October but Grayswood and Interior Minister have the more recent form with placed efforts on their latest starts. The jury is out on Lamusawama at present as he finished tailed off at Goodwood last time having won over 1m2f here before that.
Glorious Protector (IRE) 11-4 (8-13) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on well and in command final 100 yards, won at Windsor 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gd in May beating Legal Waves (8-13) by 2l, 15 ran.
Masquerading 13-2 (8-11) In touch in 5th, headway on outside 2f out, led well over 1f out, shaken up and edged left approaching final furlong, stayed on well to assert inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May beating Royal Signaller (8-11) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Lamusawama 9-2 (9-5) Took keen hold early, held up in last trio, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 3f out, last of 8, 22l behind King Of The Danes (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Rock God (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 16, 25l behind Cape Peron (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Interior Minister 7-2 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, edged left towards finish, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Northern Star (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-75 (6) gd in May.
St Paul De Vence (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, never a factor, 9th of 11, 10l behind Pasaka Boy (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Alwilda 4-1 (8-12) Dwelt close up and ridden along at times to hold position, headway to chase leaders halfway, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon idled, won at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Oct beating Codebreaker (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Grayswood 9-1 (8-12) Keen prominent, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, unable to quicken near finish, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Grendisar (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.