Vimiero has claims on his two-year-old form if retaining his ability and Ela Gonda Mou may be capable of better this year, but DERVISHER looks the safest option. He showed signs of inexperience when finishing sixth in a decent maiden here last month but should know more now and Henry Cecil's colt is taken to open his account. Anatolian carries the first colours of Godolphin's three newcomers and presumably has the best chance of the trio though the 240,000gns purchase Fascinating is worth noting, while improvement is expected of Semmsu and Silver Bullitt.
Vimiero (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Corporal Maddox (9-4) at Ascot 7f 2yo stks (2) gs in Oct '09.
Ela Gonda Mou 7-2 (8-12) Led over 6f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 10, 17l behind Blitzed (9-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Gambatte 80-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 18l behind Fityaan (9-0) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Anatolian Pivotal colt out of Poseidon's Bride.
Arkaim 20-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 19l behind Rave (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Astroverdi Green Desert gelding out of Nutmeg.
Dervisher (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden and swerved left over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, soon hung left and beaten, 6th of 14, 6l behind Mashaaref (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Fascinating (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Something Exciting.
Hawridge Song 25-1 (9-0) Started slowly, behind, some headway final furlong, 6th of 13, 15l behind Fityaan (9-0) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Ossie Ardiles (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Dwelt always in rear, last of 8, 31l behind I Confess (8-13) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in May.
Semmsu (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Led, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 43l behind Hunter's Light (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Shopping Oasis 12-1 (9-3) Went right start, detatched in rear, never a factor, last of 13, 12l behind Lamasaas (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Silver Bullitt 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along on outside over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 24l behind Kinyras (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Wordiness Dansili colt out of Verbose.
Burst Of Stardust 40-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, headway 1f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dead Cool (8-12) at Salisbury 6f fll mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Carpentras 66-1 (8-12) Towards rear on inside, headway over 2f out, no impression inside final 2f, 8th of 14, 8l behind Poyle Punch (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in May.
Deraasa (USA) Bernardini filly out of Saywaan.