KEBLE is getting closer and finished clear of the rest including Grand Canyon, Covenant and Front Five when runner-up at Newbury last time. That looks the strongest form on offer and John Gosden's colt is preferred to Fiesole. The latter could prove a threat stepping up in distance after placing at Kempton in December. Port has shown little so far and the newcomer Mashkoor Approach may need further.
Beausant 50-1 (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, switched left over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 21l behind Magic Dancer (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Covenant 80-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, not much room over 3f out, headway over 2f out, never near leaders, went 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 13l behind Scottish (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Fiesole 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Entitling (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Front Five (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, some headway 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, 9th of 14, 20l behind Scottish (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Grand Canyon (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Hampered start, led early, tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 14l behind Scottish (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Keble (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Hampered start, took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, unable to close gap to winner, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Scottish (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Mashkoor Approach New Approach colt out of Winners Chant.
Millpike (USA) 50-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, soon in touch on inside, ridden and weakened inside final 3f, 13th of 14, 28l behind Strong Steps (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Port 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 13l behind Grand Inquisitor (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in May.
In Pursuit 40-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 13, 9l behind Speedy Boarding (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f mdn fll stks (5) gd in May.