Chances for all concerned but a stamina doubt about a few make this an interesting affair but SOUL INTENT is one for whom there are no doubts on the staying front as he drops two furlongs in trip after a praiseworthy run last time at Newmarket behind Certavi. The quick ground will suit and he would be a very welcome winner for this team and the racing public in general. Hydrant commands respect despite topweight, especially when the claim of his useful young pilot is taken into account and could well emerge as the main danger to the selection, whilst No Win No Fee hails from a yard in thundering form over the weekend and will be a real danger off the bottom rung if proving his stamina. Morocco progressed well last term and has every chance if ready for the somewhat belated first run of the season, although it has yet to be seen if he can remain at his competitive best off his current mark.
Hydrant 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Martinas Delight (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Morocco 13-2 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 13, 10l behind San Cassiano (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Soul Intent (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and bumped just inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Certavi (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Syncopate 6-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and soon in mid-division on inside, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, eased when no chance inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 8l behind Barren Brook (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Raskova (USA) 14-1 (8-1) Dwelt towards rear, headway to lead stand side group over 4f out, led overall over 3f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 9l behind Stomachion (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In rear, headway on outer over 1f out, never nearer, 9th of 18, 12l behind Chain Of Events (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
No Win No Fee 14-1 (8-10) Raced wide close up, ridden 3f out, effort over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Border Bandit (8-8) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.