tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace
close up, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, chase clear winner entering final furlong, kept on
keen soon led, 10 lengths clear 8f out, reduced lead 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong
held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, tailed off
led early, tracked clear leader, closed 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on strongly
Night Circus won the Wood Ditton over a mile here last month and bids to give Godolphin a third successive victory in this Listed race and a fourth success in seven years, though has stamina will have to be taken on trust. KHALIDI is still improving judged on his victory in the Fielden Stakes here last month and can overcome a small penalty to land a fourth career win. Speedo Boy has his first run for new connections but had decent form in France and is preferred to Majoris. Permian almost upset Cracksman in the Derby Trial at Epsom but more would be needed here.
Khalidi 7-2 (9-0) Hampered start, in touch in rear, wide and headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 1f lst stks (1) gf in Apr beating Salouen (9-0) by nk, 7 ran.
Speedo Boy (FR) (8-12) won at Fontainebleau 1m 1f lst stks (1) sft in Mar beating Phoceen (8-12) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Majoris (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and soon outpaced, recovered to rear 5f out, reminders over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 7, 5 3/4l behind Law And Order (9-0) at Lingfield 1m lst stks (1) pol in Apr.
Night Circus (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Slowly away, soon recovered, raced stands side, tracked leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged left towards finish, won at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (4) gf in Apr beating Jalela (9-0) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Permian (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Cracksman (9-0) at Epsom 1m 2f (2) gd in Apr.