INTERMEDIUM stands out from these. He came up against Jacob's Pillow, rated 79, when runner-up here last time and meets nothing of that calibre in this. Ecliptic Sunrise and Oasis Mirage finished behind him last time and the Godolphin charge also has the beating of the returning Shaft Of Light on collateral form. Better was expected from Dubawi Coast at Windsor while the newcomer Belle Star is out of a mare who has produced winners with her first two foals, one of them at Listed level.
Aster's Approval 100-1 (9-13) Pulled hard towards rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 19l behind Betty Bere (8-12) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf.
Intermedium 11-4 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Jacob's Pillow (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Shaft of Light 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced halfway, no chance after, 8th of 10, 10l behind Pushkin Museum (9-5) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Belle Star Royal Applause filly out of Dixie Belle.
Dubawi Coast 2-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind High On Life (9-4) at Windsor 5f mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Ecliptic Sunrise 66-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 8l behind Jacob's Pillow (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Oasis Mirage 16-1 (9-0) Slowly away outpaced and behind, kept on final furlong, 7th of 9, 15l behind Jacob's Pillow (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf.