It's probably best to put one's faith in the Master of Freemason Lodge and side with MUWAKABA ahead of Bohemian Melody and Shamir. Muwakaba ran on well to make the perfect start to her career despite racing a shade keenly and that trait was again in evidence on her reappearance in a Listed race at York and she failed to get away with it in that company, trailing home in last. She still holds an entry for the Coronation Stakes and is clearly well regarded so can be given another chance in a race where few excite. Rakaan has ability but has been hugely frustrating and is hard to recommend even allowing for an ease in grade whilst Syrian is easing down the weights but could do with showing a little more whilst the blinkered Gumnd has been well beaten in races contested by that pair since running well at Goodwood when allowed a soft lead. Kurtanella should be involved whilst Shamir is of keen interest on his all-weather form but the biggest threat may be posed by Bohemian Melody as his all-weather form is very solid and he still appeals as being reasonably treated but the same may also be true of Muwakaba.
Rakaan (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division on outside, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 16, 45l behind Balducci (8-3) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in May.
Syrian 16-1 (9-4) Switched right start, raced center, held up in rear, merged with stands side group over 3f out, headway over 2f out, switched right, carried head high and no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 9l behind Business As Usual (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Muwakaba (USA) 9-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 17l behind Chachamaidee (8-12) at York 1m 3yo lst fll (1) gf in May.
Ongoodform (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Raced wide, held up in touch, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Maison Brillet (8-4) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Gumnd (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Raced center, dwelt, soon led that group, overall leader after 2f, merged with stand side group over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 45l behind Business As Usual (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Bohemian Melody 2-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led going well just inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out headed and outpaced by winner entering final furlong, held when edged left soon after, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Hypnotized (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Licence To Till (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 17l behind Kellys Eye (9-2) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Kurtanella 16-1 (9-6) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, never nearer, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Imperial Delight (9-3) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Shamir 13-2 (8-12) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 3rd final strides, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Duellist (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.