SOHO THEATRE is the recommendation against Longliner and Commissionaire. The market will tell us plenty about the newcomers this afternoon but David Elsworth's charge was not disgraced in a recent event at Lingfield and should, on breeding at least, appreciate a bit of give in the ground. Longliner cost 130000 guineas at the sales. His dam line includes the very smart Russian Rhythm but we reckon she may be better over a bit further in time than this bare mile requires. Commissionaire is a full brother to Officer. He does not hold any fancy entries so unless the market says otherwise, we will be set to oppose. Sarrsar is a half-brother to Baharah so the trip should be ideal. There is plenty of speed in the dam side of Solicitor's pedigree but as a son of Halling; Mark Johnston's inmate is a real cocktail of breeding ideologies. Old Hundred is closely related to former Coolmore wonderhorse, George Washington. With James Fanshawe banging in the winners at will over the last fortnight, it would be folly to dismiss his chances in this affair. Plenty of plausible winners in this race but course experience counts for plenty and Soho Theatre is the pick.
Commissionaire Medicean colt out of Appointed One.
Firefly Mustique 200-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 28l behind Markazzi (9-3) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Longliner 2-1fav (9-3) Took keen hold early, held up towards rear, steady headway on outside over 3f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, slightly green, pushed along and stayed on nicely inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Spoken (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Old Hundred (IRE) Tiger Hill colt out of Bordighera.
Sarrsar Shamardal colt out of Bahr.
Soho Theatre 25-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along on outside 2f out, ridden and kept on into 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Meezaan (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Solicitor Halling colt out of Tolzey.
Astromoon 100-1 (9-0) Keen, in rear, never a factor, 11th of 13, 11l behind Golden Aria (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (4) gf in Sep.
Ava Doll Statue Of Liberty filly out of Foolish Gift.
Doyenne Dream Doyen filly out of Cribella.
Strike A Deal (IRE) 28-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 5l behind Flaming Miracle (8-10) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Wavertree Bounty 100-1 (8-7) Held up, weakened 2f out, 6th of 12, 13l behind Soul Station (8-11) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.