Wesley Ward’s sprinters are no strangers to these shores and the North American trainer won this in 2016. LADY PAULINE is a half-sister to stablemate and King’s Stand heroine Lady Aurelia and romped home by a wide-margin at Keeneland on last month’s debut. Royal Ascot is on the agenda if successful here and she gets the vote. Zulu Zander followed a win in novice company with victory in a conditions race at Bath and made all on both occasions. He’s preferred to Ventura Rebel, who made a winning start at Thirsk recently while Full Verse started the shortest price of four Godolphin runners at Newmarket but finished behind the other three so more is needed here. Can't Stop Now represents last year’s winning yard and is preferred to Endowed of the newcomers.
Zulu Zander (IRE) 10-11fav (9-6) Made all, clear when ridden over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Bath 5f stks (2) gf in Apr beating Album (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Ventura Rebel 11-4 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, switched left entering final furlong, effort between horses inside final furlong, soon led, ran on, won at Thirsk 5f mdn stks (4) gf in Apr beating Jm Jackson (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Can't Stop Now (IRE) Starspangledbanner colt out of Sorry Woman.
Full Verse (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Bit green to post, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 3/4l behind Well Of Wisdom (9-5) at Newmarket 5f stks (4) gf in Apr.
Lady Pauline (USA) 3-10fav (8-3) Shook 2 foes,rddn out, won at Keeneland 4f mdn fst in Apr beating Two Dot (8-6) by shd, 12 ran.
Endowed Dark Angel colt out of Muqantara.