Ryan Moore is here for today’s Classic trials rather than riding at Ascot and can get his day off to a good start on BALTIC BRAVE. The latter failed to win last year but ran well enough in a much tougher race over track and trip in October and is 2lb lower on his return. Baileys Mirage has been rattling up the wins in lower grade races here but is upped a further 4lb while Perfect Alchemy had a good chance at this track yesterday and would carry a penalty if successful. Jammy Guest was a bit disappointing back at this level last time but Cordite was not beaten far at Brighton recently, though his only win so far was back in 2013.
Baltic Brave (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 7th of 12, 4 3/4l behind Crazy Chic (8-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Oct.
Jammy Guest (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway over 1f out, not reach leaders, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Jodies Jem (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Cordite (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) In touch, driven to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Fingal's Cave (8-12) at Brighton 7f hcp (4) gs in Apr.
Acclio (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 20 3/4l behind Maggie Pink (9-7) at Newbury 7f hcp fll (3) sft in Oct.
Baileys Mirage (FR) 5-4fav (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 6f hcp fll (5) pol in Apr beating Invade (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Perfect Alchemy (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, lost place over 3f out, rallied to chase leaders over 1f out, soon not clear run, eased final furlong, last of 10, 23 3/4l behind Fingal's Cave (8-12) at Brighton 7f hcp (4) gs in Apr.