started slowly, always behind, tailed off
took keen hold, soon held up in last pair, headway towards far side over 3f out, ridden and chased leaders over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f
raced wide tracking leader, travelling strongly 3f out, led 2f out, hard ridden hung right and pressed inside final furlong, stayed on and held on close home, all out
slowly into stride, soon recovered to track leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out
reluctant to load in stalls, held up in touch, pushed along 3f out, ran green and plugged on same pace final 2f
started slowly, last trio, green and hung badly left from over 3f out, continued to hang left but stayed on to 3rd final 110 yards, no chance with leading duo
raced wide, led, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd, inside final 2f, no impression on leading duo, weakened over 1f out
took keen hold, held up tracking leaders, effort to chase leaders and hung left from over 2f out, chased winner inside final 2f, driven to challenge and edging left when carried right inside final furlong, stayed on well towards finish
tracked leader over 2f, chased leaders until ridden and weakened 3f out
Sir Henry Cecil has won this twice in the past three years and is doubly represented here. King Of Dudes made a promising debut in a Wolverhampton maiden in November and the experience won't be lost on him while Touch Gold will need middle-distances this season and should be winning soon. Bayan is another who will have found 7f much too short on his only juvenile start, a remark that also applies to Uriah Heep. MINIMISE RISK cost 410,000gns as a yearling and is a half-brother to six winners. He made a nice start at Doncaster last month when staying on despite looking very green and can go one better with that under his belt. Michelangelo cost even more and this son of Galileo is worth watching on his debut as is Roger Varian's Zanotti, as the stable have won this three times in the past 10 years.
Imperial Ruby Imperial Dancer gelding out of Aunt Ruby.
King of Dudes 4-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 7f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Rebel Song (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Minimise Risk 9-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Zaina (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Mar.
Rule Book (IRE) Aussie Rules colt out of Open Book.
Sign Manual Motivator gelding out of New Assembly.
Synchronicity (IRE) High Chaparral colt out of Sea Of Time.
Touch Gold (IRE) 4-5fav (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Future Security (9-3) at Redcar 1m 1f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Uriah Heep (FR) 4-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Beaufort Twelve (8-11) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Venegazzu (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Encke (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Oct.
Bayan (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced 3f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind Spiritual Star (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Michelangelo Galileo colt out of Intrigued.
Reigns Of Glory (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Lolita's Gold.
Star For Life (USA) 6-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 8l behind Legendary (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Suegioo (FR) Manduro colt out of Mantesera.
Zanotti Authorized colt out of Majestic Sakeena.