EMELL looks more than capable of talking advantage of his weight-for-age allowance in this as he's already finished second twice in this grade this year over 7f. He was second on his only previous try over this trip. Questioning won a Group 3 last year and finished second in a Group 2 shortly after but he's gone backwards since and only beat one home at York two weeks ago. French Navy hasn't raced since November and would prefer softer ground but stablemate Lockwood would have a chance on his best form, though has also been off the track for a while. Oojooba has a couple of placed efforts to her name in this grade but probably has a bit to find at the weights overall.
French Navy 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Nov beating Red Jazz (9-3) by 3l, 11 ran.
Lockwood 8-1 (9-3) 4th of 9, 6l behind Rerouted (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp in Mar.
Questioning (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Baltic Knight (8-10) at York 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Oojooba 9-4 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, soon faded, 4th of 5, 11l behind Albasharah (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f flls hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Emell 6-1 (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Well Acquainted (8-13) at Epsom Downs 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in May.