FRAGONARD suffered a narrow-margin defeat on his debut at Newmarket but that was back in 2011. That's much the best form on offer and a chance is taken he's retained all his ability. Dangers abound as any number of these could show a big improvement with recent debut outings under their belt. That includes both Ardingly and Wolfs Breath while the likes of West Of The Moon, Controversy and Elhathrah should also be noted for any strong support. Silk Safari is related a Racing Post Trophy winner and fellow newcomer Ninja Lady hails from the family of Ascot Gold Cup hero Kayf Tara.
Fragonard 6-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway approaching final furlong, ran on strongly inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Kunooz (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul '11.
Need To Be Bold 66-1 (9-8) Unseated rider and ran loose prior to start, slowly away, always behind, 13th of 17, 22l behind Simply Elegant (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Aiyana Indian Haven filly out of Coventina.
Ardingly (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Keen held up, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 10l behind Integral (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3yo fll stks (5) gd in May.
Are You Mine (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Slowly away, soon recovered to mid-division on inside, headway 3f out to get in behind leaders and ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 15, 9l behind Magog (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Controversy 7-2 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, headway 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 12l behind Odeliz (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll mdn (5) gf.
Elhathrah (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly away, always in rear, 7th of 8, 18l behind Riposte (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f mdn fll stks (5) gd in May.
Mignonne With Approval filly out of Miss Rinjani.
Ninja Lady Nayef filly out of Galaxy Highflyer.
Pure Mischief 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, towards rear final 4f, 13th of 15, 19l behind Court Pastoral (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Rancho Montoya (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of Congress.
Silk Sari Dalakhani filly out of So Silk.
West Of The Moon 25-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 10th of 14, 10l behind Stableford (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Wolfs Breath (TUR) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division on inside, one pace and no impression final 2f, 9th of 11, 12l behind Sea Meets Sky (8-12) at Ascot 1m 2f fll mdn stks (4) gf in May.