A half-brother to Frankel, MORPHEUS went close to opening his account at Goodwood last time with a subsequent winner back in third. He looks the one to beat on that form and gets the vote. Shades of Silver never threatened on his return over a longer trip at this track and it was the same story for Elusive Band when he attempted 1m2f at Ripon last week. Spirit Rider looks a bigger threat on his form over today's distance though stablemate and newcomer Magistral is also worth noting in the betting. Able Dash is another to keep an eye on although Elsiniaar makes most appeal of the debutants as he's a half-brother to the high-class Viva Pataca amongst others and cost 220,000gns.
Royal Marskell 100-1 (9-9) Last pair, never on terms, 11th of 15, 26l behind Glorious Protector (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gd in May.
Roxy Lane Byron filly out of Comme Ca.
Whistle We Go (GER) 100-1 (9-9) Led 1f, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 35l behind Hawk High (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Able Dash Dutch Art gelding out of Evasive Quality.
Elsiniaar New Approach colt out of Comic.
Elusive Band (USA) 10-3 (8-11) Took keen hold tracking leaders, lost place well over 2f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Broughton (8-11) at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.
Magic Lando (FR) 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Secret Art (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Magistral Manduro colt out of Tamalain.
Morpheus 5-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Enobled (9-0) at Goodwood 1m mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Olivers Mount 50-1 (9-1) Slowly away, towards rear, plugged on against rail final furlong, 11th of 17, 17l behind Simply Elegant (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Sacred Square (GER) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leading trio, hung bady left from over 2f out, soon beaten, not run on, 5th of 7, 10l behind Hasheem (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.
Shades of Silver 20-1 (9-5) In touch, raced wide until switched to inner over 6f out, headway over 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 8l behind Centurius (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Spirit Rider (USA) 5-2 (9-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 8l behind Stableford (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
The Power of One (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, soon tracked leader, lost place over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 30l behind Carthaginian (9-13) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.