Ryan Moore's presence on board LUCANIN would normally be an indicator that he's the pick of Sir Michael Stoute's three entries but Paul Hanagan rides Mawaqeet, who showed promise at Haydock and Newmarket in October, for retainer Hamdan Al Maktoum and Frankie has been booked for the Khalid Abdulla-owned debutant Minority Interest, who is a half-brother to Group 1 winner Proportional. We'll stick with Moore's mount, however, who looked a decent prospect when second to Forest Row at Newbury and may well have won had he not met trouble in-running. Trade Commissioner was third on the Polytrack in March and should improve while Semeen, Take The Stage and Carmen's Concerto are other newcomers worth noting.
Haman (CAN) 5-1 (10-0) Pulled hard tracking leaders, weakened quickly over 2f out, soon eased, 11th of 12, well behind Countess Ferrama (8-4) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Trade Commissioner (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Slowly away in rear, headway 2f out, ran on strongly final furlong, not reach leaders, (improve), 3rd of 10, 4l behind Glen Moss (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Aegaeus 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind Countess Ferrama (8-4) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Lucanin 4-1fav (9-3) Started slowly, behind, headway over 2f out, switched right and ran green inside final 2f, stayed on to 2nd final 140 yards, never any chance with ready winner, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Forest Row (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr.
Mawaqeet (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Dwelt held up, ridden halfway, headway entering final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Better Announce (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Minority Interest Galileo colt out of Minority.
Mount Mayday (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up in 6th, rapid headway over 6f out, chased leaders, 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off and eased, last of 10, well behind Estedaama (8-4) at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Princely Sum (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 9th of 10, 44l behind Sir John Hawkwood (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) sft.
Semeen Dubawi colt out of Zeeba.
Take The Stage (IRE) Azamour gelding out of Amoureux.
Bedazzled 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 14l behind Kahruman (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Carmen's Concerto Singspiel filly out of Lady Mcnair.
Karistar (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Dwelt, bucked after leaving stalls, very green and always behind, last of 12, 45l behind Forgive (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Oct.