ALAINMAAR is preferred to Tranquil Tiger with Peligroso appearing to hold the strongest claims from amongst the remainder. The useful Tranquil Tiger has been well placed to win ten races in his career and it could be argued that he's still progressing given that he achieved his first Group win on the all-weather track here in March. However, he is penalised accordingly for his successful spell over the winter and spring which ensures that he has his work cut out to get the better of Alainmaar. Michael Jarvis' string appear to have hit top form in recent weeks and this colt has been unbeaten since finishing second to a fair sort on debut last August. He earned the tag of a Group horse in a handicap when running away with the City And Suburban under top weight at Epsom last month and it will be very disappointing if he's beaten here. Peligroso performed well in two starts on these shores at the end of last season and should have more to offer this season so he shouldn't be ignored but he doesn't appear to be as exciting a prospect as Alainmaar who is readily preferred.
Tranquil Tiger 6-1 (9-3) In touch, headway to track leader 7f out, ridden and challenged 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 10l behind Glass Harmonium (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Burdlaz (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) 8th of 12, 5l behind Once More Dubai (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcap in Mar.
Alainmaar (FR) 11-8fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, challenged going well over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon in command, stayed on well, easily, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr beating Hanoverian Baron (8-3) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.
Peligroso (FR) 3-1 (8-11) Made all, ridden and hung right over 1f out, ran on, won at York 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd in Oct beating Wasan (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Via Galilei (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Prominent, soon 2nd, lost place and weakened from over 1f out, 9th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Alaiyma (8-12) at Cork 1m Listed stks gd in Oct.