The Hannon yard won this last year and also with the top-class Dubawi Gold in 2011. 2000 Guineas hopeful BARLEY MOW can follow suit having run well for fifth behind Karakontie in a Group 1 at Longchamp in October. He's clear of the competition on today's terms, although Sloane Avenue is something of an unknown quantity at this level. Frankie Dettori partnered him to an easy debut success at Lingfield in February and we'll find out more about him today. American Hope was beaten only a head in Listed company over 7f here a fortnight ago when Bow Creek was well beaten. He should go well again and makes more appeal than Zampa Manos, who has plenty to find at the weights.
American Hope (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, hd behind Ertijaal (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Barley Mow (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Karakontie (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 7f 2yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Bow Creek (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Raced wide, headway to go close up 4f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 6l behind Ertijaal (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Sloane Avenue (USA) 1-2fav (9-5) Slowly away headway to dispute 3rd halfway, went 2nd 2f out, led 1f out, ran on, comfortable, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Mbhali (9-5) by 9l, 4 ran.
Zampa Manos (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Passing Star (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.