LOVING HOME drops back down into maiden company having finished a close-up third on his handicap debut at Goodwood. With solid form in the book, the Gosden charge gets the nod to open his account. Lingfield fourth Winter Thunder sports Godolphin's first colours ahead of the Charlie Appleby-trained newcomers and Paul Hanagan prefers Mutaraadif to the debutant Tasaaboq. The selection's stablemate Gold Struck is related to four winners including the useful Quenched and is another to note.
Courageous Rock (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 8l behind Sacred Act (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Gold Struck Raven's Pass colt out of Love The Rain.
Loving Home 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders on inside, looking for room when switched left 3f out and soon squeezed through, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed final 130 yards, no extra and lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Solo Hunter (8-7) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Mutaraadif (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Sweating, mid-division, pushed along in 6th and outpaced over 2f out, no progress, 7th of 11, 6l behind Kinshasa (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Orkney Island Dubawi gelding out of Ronaldsay.
Tasaaboq Aqlaam gelding out of Seldemosa.
Tryster (IRE) Shamardal gelding out of Min Alhawa.
Winter Thunder 5-4fav (9-0) In touch on inside, driven and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Zman Awal (8-9) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Pindora (GER) 66-1 (8-8) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 21l behind Cape Caster (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (5) gd.