PISTOL found only one too good at Kempton on his recent debut. The form has worked well with both the winner and third-placed horse having subsequently won and Sir Michael Stoute's charge is preferred to New Youmzain. The latter should improve on his recent third at Salisbury while Hawkeshead ran well at Haydock last time though it's faster ground today. Dual bumper winner Anna's Arch makes his debut on the Flat and Seventh Sign will need to step up on his latest effort over C&D if he's to figure.
Anna's Arch (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) In touch, effort approaching 2 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Ginger Grey (11-6) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Hawkeshead 16-1 (10-0) Held up in touch in rear, headway 3f out, effort and every chance when hung left over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Sir Graham Wade (8-8) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr.
Life Of Laughter (USA) 16-1 (9-11) Behind, outpaced 3f out, ridden and kept on final 2f, never troubled leaders, 7th of 11, 18l behind Bob's World (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Sposalizio (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Yazdi (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Isabelle B (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always behind, 10th of 11, 20l behind Yazdi (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
King's Wharf (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, soon led at steady pace, quickened tempo 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Gabrial's King (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
New Youmzain (FR) 25-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Estimate (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Pistol (IRE) 11-8 (8-8) Mid-division in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to go 2nd 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, closed on eased down winner towards finish, always held, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Expense Claim (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.
Seventh Sign 12-1 (8-6) Dwelt, held up in rear, under pressure over 4f out, headway inside final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 11, 10l behind Yazdi (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Hulwa (USA) 100-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 21l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-1) at Hamilton 1m mdn stks (5) gs.
Josie Lennon Royal Anthem filly out of Lorna Lennon.