550,000gns colt Pursuitoexcellence makes his belated debut and has presumably shown some ability at home although Sir Michael Stoute also runs Scottish Vespers. The latter finished third at Windsor on last month's debut and Ryan Moore keeps the ride but POETIC POWER could prove better value. He was unfancied on the Polytrack here on his reappearance and finished a modest sixth but breeding suggests he'll relish today's longer trip and David Elsworth's charge gets the nod. Newcomer Clowance Estate is a 115,000gns gelding and a half-brother to a 7f winner while Dalayir showed some ability when placed in France in 2010 and makes his debut for new connections here.
Across The Straits (FR) 50-1 (10-12) Soon well behind, tailed off when blundered 6th and pulled up quickly, in a race won by Oscar Charlie (10-0) at Lingfield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb, 13 ran.
Dalayir (FR) (8-11) 2nd of 3, 3/4l behind Kayef (8-6) at Lyon-Parilly(FR) 1m 4f 3yo stk gs in Jun '10.
Khamseen 250-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, towards rear, not much room and edged right 4f out, ridden and struggling over 2f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Hometown Glory (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Pursuitoexcellence (IRE) Galileo colt out of Lila.
Unex Renoir 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, hung left and weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 13, 10l behind Star Commander (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Al Faylasoof (USA) 22-1 (8-7) Last pair, already given reminders 11f out, lost touch 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 8, 24l behind Kuda Huraa (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Clowance Estate (IRE) Teofilo gelding out of Whirly Bird.
Encouraging (IRE) 80-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always in rear, 15th of 18, 18l behind Mariner's Cross (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Gadreel (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Behind, ridden 2f out, headway and switched sharply left over 1f out, stayed on, never nearer, 5th of 14, 6l behind Our Phylli Vera (9-2) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.
Onertother 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 14, 28l behind Assizes (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Poetic Power (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Almuftarris (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Scottish Vespers (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Rosslyn Castle (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Tokyo Brown (USA) 100-1 (9-3) Dwelt, took keen hold and raced wide in mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened approaching final 2f, 12th of 14, 26l behind Oxford Charley (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Sep.