John Gosden has a fine chance of taking the first division and his newcomer GREAT SOUND, a 320,000gns son of Galileo out of a mare who has produced winners with her first three foals, looks to have been found an opportunity to make a successful debut here. Henry Croft was trained by Gosden last season and ran well in a couple of maidens but has only run moderately on the all-weather for new connections. Lexington Law looks to have been bought with hurdling in mind while Sheila's Fancy will need to step up on his run at Lingfield in March. Cold Shoulder is another newcomer to note being a full brother to a Grade 1 winner in Australia and related to several more winners.
Henry Croft 25-1 (10-0) Held up in mid-division, ridden on inside over 2f out, soon hung right, plugged on into modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 12 1/4l behind Peaceful Passage (8-2) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Lexington Law (IRE) 11-4 (9-9) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, pressing leader and trying to force way through against inside rail when hampered 2 out, no extra inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 7, 7 1/2l behind Monjeni (8-11) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp (4) gf in May.
Cold Shoulder Passing Glance gelding out of Averami.
Great Sound (IRE) Galileo colt out of Wanna.
Kazawi 7-1 (8-11) Soon led, headed 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Cross Step (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Mudajaj (USA) 9-2 (8-11) Dwelt held up, pushed along 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Nathania (8-6) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gd in May.
Sheila's Fancy (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 7 1/2l behind Voski (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Striker (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 23 3/4l behind Maghfoor (9-5) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gf in Apr.
Sea Sovereign (IRE) 28-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Cross Step (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in May.