Shouda showed enough on his belated debut to suggest he can win a race of this nature in time and Zakeeta has won twice over hurdles already but may find things happening a bit quick for her here. Eye-shields are applied for the first time to Lay Claim and he could figure but TRULY MAGNIFICENT is the most interesting. She has raced twice without success in the USA over shorter trips but her dam is a sister to the high-class filly and 1m4f Belmont Stakes winner Rags To Riches and Brendan Duke's charge could prove a different proposition over middle-distances. She gets the vote to make a winning start in this country. Davana was engaged to run here yesterday.
Shouda (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Dwelt, tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 8, 12l behind Miniyamba (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Solo Choice 33-1 (8-4) Always in rear, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Sendali (8-12) at Redcar 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Apr.
Davana 9-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, lost place over 7f out and soon outpaced, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Ramora (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Drivemode 100-1 (9-3) Awkward leaving stalls and slowly into stride, always in rear, 9th of 11, 15l behind Albertus Pictor (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Lay Claim (USA) 7-1 (9-1) Steadied start, held up, headway 3f out, chased leader going well when hung left over 1f out, ridden and not run on, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Jawaab (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Titanic Mill 80-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden 5f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, well behind Masterful Act (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Truly Magnificent (USA) 35-1 (8-8) Bumpd brk, inside trip, 8th of 14, 7l behind Lyrique (8-8) at Arlington(USA) 1m mdn stks in Aug.
Zakeeta (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always behind, ridden and struggling 4f out, 7th of 10, 13l behind Gertrude Bell (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn (4) gd in Apr.