Salutation won the Rosebery at Kempton on his reappearance but then finished last back on Turf at Epsom. Viewpoint is 7lb higher than when winning at Lingfield while this may be too far for Bancnuanaheireann. Asbaab could be one to follow this year, however, while a similar comment applies to Elhaame. Café Society was a consistent sort last season and looks the pick of David Simcock's two runners. AMRALAH is 7lb higher than when beating Urban Dance and recent Lingfield winner Van Percy over course and distance last season and has only run once since. But he's clearly suited by fast ground and could have more to offer this season.
Urban Dance (IRE) 9-4 (8-11) Held up in touch, took keen hold, steadied after 2f, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Pether's Moon (8-11) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Viewpoint (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Close up, headway to chase leader 2f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr beating Grendisar (9-10) by nk, 11 ran.
Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Grandeur (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr.
Asbaab (USA) 7-1 (8-7) Led and set decent pace, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Viking Storm (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 6f cond Stakes (2) gf in Sep.
Elhaame (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Prominent, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 13th of 18, 6l behind Lahaag (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Salutation (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Raced wide close up, ridden when weakened 2f out, last of 14, 20l behind Sennockian Star (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Ray Ward (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Held up in last pair, ridden and struggling when hung right over 2f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Aquilonius (8-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Buckland (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) In touch in 5th, pushed along 4f out, weakened 2f out, eased, last of 9, 22l behind Bishop Roko (9-3) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Centurius 7-2fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, never involved, 7th of 10, 22l behind Clayton (9-6) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Apr.
Amralah (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Behind stands side, outpaced 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 9th of 13, 9l behind Highland Knight (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Van Percy 5-4fav (8-8) Raced wide in rear, headway on outer entering final furlong, ridden and ran to lead post, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar beating Scottish Star (8-2) by ns, 9 ran.
Cafe Society 7-4fav (9-1) Dwelt, in rear, switched to outer over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven and stayed on to 2nd post, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Winterlude (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Oct.
Mighty Yar (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, headway on outside over 4f out, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Flying Officer (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Miss Marjurie (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Breden (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Oct.