Tabjeel returned a losing favourite when third on his racecourse debut at Nottingham. But the first two home have both been well beaten since and OLD GUARD looks a safer bet. He found one too good at Windsor last time but finished four lengths clear of the rest and looks likely to improve further in this. Kicking The Can was a long way behind the winner despite making the frame over a mile here last month while the 140,000 euros purchase Numrood is worth noting making his racecourse debut.
Arryzona 50-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden 8f out, never a factor, 5th of 6, 39l behind Dino Mite (8-9) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jun.
Born To Reign 9-4 (8-11) In touch in rear, soon pushed along, ridden over 4f out, outpaced over 3f out, last of 5, 37l behind Soul Of Motion (8-11) at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Byronegetonefree 100-1 (9-5) Slow into stride detached, 10th of 11, 41l behind Invincible Fresh (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Kicking The Can (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Telefono (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun.
Numrood Mount Nelson gelding out of Hms Pinafore.
Old Guard 2-1fav (9-5) Led, jinked right 3f out, ridden headed over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, rallied near finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Certificate (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Slunovrat (FR) 66-1 (9-3) Held up, pushed along over 4f out, still in rear when badly hampered and unseated rider over 2f out, in a race won by Amood (9-3) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun, 14 ran.
Tabjeel 6-4fav (9-3) Chased leaders, every chance from over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Betty Bere (8-12) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf in Jun.
Deftera Fantutte (IRE) Amadeus Wolf filly out of Carranza.
Perfect Outcome 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always in rear, never figured, tailed off, 7th of 8, 26l behind Belle D'or (9-0) at Salisbury 1m mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jun.