A pretty ordinary maiden where Souter Point looks to be the one to beat on what he has achieved so far, but we will take a chance on newcomer TEMPLAR KNIGHT. Sir Michael Stoute's Montjeu colt sees the racecourse for the first time at three and has plenty of stamina in the pedigree. The maestro trainer can, of course, ready one to win first time and with ground unlikely to be a concern and plenty of vulnerable types in opposition we will tentatively suggest siding with him. Souter Point is one of those vulnerable opponents. Roger Charlton's gelding was a disappointing odds on favourite at Windsor last time and has been given a mark of 85 by the assessor. If he is worth that rating then he should take a bit of pegging back in this company, though he now has something to prove. Sushitan has had just one run, at Hanover, last year. Gary Moore now trains this colt who should certainly get this trip well and a market check is advised for a guide to his chance. Alqaffay makes his seasonal return and should be effective over this trip. With the yard apparently back to form he is respected. Sahaal should be able to show more for this step up to 10f and fast ground will be a boost, but we will chance Templar Knight for a debut win.
Alqaffay (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, ridden over 2f out, headway and running green over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, not troubled leading pair, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Empowered (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Blow Hole (USA) 10-3 (8-13) In touch, ridden when not much room briefly over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 11, 8l behind Internationaldebut (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Carbon Print (USA) 17-2 (9-13) Slowly into stride, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on, 7th of 16, 15l behind Plymouth Rock (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Sushitan (GER) Lomitas colt out of Subia.
Catchmeifyoucan (FR) 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon tracking leaders, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 11, well behind Pictorial (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Dangerous Midge (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Started slowly, always towards rear, struggling final 3f, 12th of 15, 20l behind Brooklyn Spirit (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Mik Baryshnikov colt out of Daphne's Doll.
Sahaal (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Led at steady pace, heaed 5f out, chased leader, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner final furlong and lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Mohtashem (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Souter Point (USA) 4-7fav (8-11) Chased leader until driven over 1f out and weakened final furlong, 4th of 15, 9l behind Libel Law (8-11) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Templar Knight Montjeu colt out of Vas Y Carla.
Jewelled 5-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 8, 13l behind Morning Sir Alan (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Pointillist (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Pictorial (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Vivachi (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden along 5f out, struggling over 3f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Mooteeah (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in May.