KING FERDINAND disappointed at Pontefract last time after landing his maiden at Chester. Dropped in class for his all-weather debut, Andrew Balding's charge can return to winning ways against this lesser opposition. Rafaaf also has his first start on Polytrack but could figure on his handicap debut Hoover, however, has gone backwards since landing his maiden at Lingfield in February. Catalinas Diamond should have done better in a maiden at Warwick last time, while Court Applause gets first-time blinkers for his return to the all-weather.
King Ferdinand 7-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden and soon headed, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 11l behind Louis The Pious (8-13) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Rafaaf (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along when badly hampered inside final 2f, soon lost place, not recover, 8th of 11, 7l behind Midnight Feast (9-3) at Windsor 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd.
Hoover 11-1 (9-5) Chased leader, challenged going well 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 15l behind Da Ponte (9-5) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Went right and bumped start, mid-division, ridden over 2 out, headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Pinch Of Posh (9-0) at Warwick 6f 3yo fll stks (5) gd.
Court Applause (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) In rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 6l behind Shes Rosie (9-0) at Chepstow 6f 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Jeeran 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 7l behind Expose (9-7) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Karate (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Keen held up, weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Konstantin (8-13) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
My Love Fajer (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, behind, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 10, 5l behind Dispol Grand (9-7) at Leicester 5f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf.