Some useful handicappers have won this maiden in recent seasons and TIMELESS STRIDE and Excellent Aim may develop into such whilst Twice As Nice is an interesting newcomer. The suggestion is the runner from Freemason Lodge who fetched 100,000 guineas as a yearling but didn't make the racecourse until appearing on the Rowley Mile course last month. He showed promise enough on that occasion to finish in midfield just over two lengths behind the winner, Balducci. About two lengths further back in that contest was Excellent Aim who did attract some support prior to his debut. His run was not without promise and Eddie Ahern has an excellent strike rate for the yard. Major Eradicator failed to justify strong market support on debut but may well step up on that form but the most interesting of the remainder may be Twice As Nice who's a brother to the useful If Paradise although it's a concern that he hasn't seen the racetrack until now given the precocity of his pedigree. The market may well provide a pointer but the suggestion, at this stage, is Timeless Stride.
Battleship Grey Cape Town gelding out of Think It Over.
Bilash 40-1 (9-0) Towards rear, weakened final furlong, last of 14, 18l behind Diman Waters (8-12) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Du Plessis Kyllachy gelding out of Shrink.
Excellent Aim 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, pushed along ran green and hung right over 2f out, one pace and no chance after, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Balducci (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Final Turn 12-1 (9-3) Bumped start, keen, held up, ridden and some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 9l behind Clifton Bridge (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Major Eradicator (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Always rear of main group, 8th of 10, 9l behind Island Rhapsody (8-12) at Kempton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Marafong 6-1 (8-6) Soon pushed along, always behind, 7th of 11, 17l behind Flouncing (8-8) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Mush Mir (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on, never on terms, 5th of 11, 8l behind Falakee (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Timeless Stride (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Balducci (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Twice As Nice Compton Place colt out of Sunley Stars.
Vertumnus 100-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride and bumped start, pulled hard in mid-division, behind over 2f out, 12th of 13, 18l behind Faithful One (8-7) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Aim'ees Star 20-1 (8-4) Outpaced, always in rear, 9th of 11, 10l behind Sir Frank Wappat (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Noisy Noverre (IRE) Noverre filly out of Beautiful Noise.
Olney Lass 10-1 (8-9) In touch on rail, switched left well over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Key Light (9-0) at Windsor 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Saigon Kitty (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 11l behind Funky Lady (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll mdn (4) gd in Apr.