Classified Weapon cost 250,000 dollars as a two-year-old and Mersad's dam hails from the family of high-class sprinter Reverence. Both newcomers are worth noting but it could pay to stick with the more experienced MIRACLE OF MEDINAH. He showed a big improvement to finish a close-up fourth at Sandown a fortnight ago and Mark Usher's charge looks the one to beat on that evidence. Clarice also stepped up on a modest debut effort to finish a bit closer at Kempton last week and makes more appeal than Triple O Seven.
Blue Bounty Bahamian Bounty colt out of Laheen.
Classified Weapon (USA) Exchange Rate colt out of Perfect Paula.
Holystones (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Cappagh Strand.
Mersad (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Fortress.
Miracle of Medinah 50-1 (8-9) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway when hung left over 1f out, ran on, not reached leaders, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Honey Meadow (8-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Triple O Seven (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 31l behind Bunker (9-5) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Clarice 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 7l behind Grecian (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Neuf Des Coeurs Champs Elysees filly out of Intervene.