Stec was a 33/1 chance when beating some well-regarded rivals at Haydock under Jenny Powell. The ground was soft that day and if the ground eases there's no reason why the combination shouldn't be involved in the finish again. Lwah disappointed at Windsor but still started odds-on at Epsom where he looked as though another furlong wouldn't have gone amiss. The two newcomers are very well connected and could fight this out. STEALING THUNDER cost 29,000 euros as a yearling and 145,000gns as a two-year-old and has a very speedy pedigree. He may just have too much pace for Time Test, who is by Dubawi out of the Group 1 winner Passage Of Time.
Stec (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on to lead again towards finish, won at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft beating Azraff (9-5) by 1l, 7 ran.
Lwah (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Not much room after start, held up off the pace in last pair, not clearest of runs when switched left to outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd final strides, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Scutum (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Stealing Thunder Makfi colt out of Brazilian Bride.
Time Test Dubawi colt out of Passage Of Time.