Paul Hanagan prefers Muatadel to Alshalaal though the former was well beaten when third over 5f at Chelmsford. Grizzly Bear never threatened the winner either when placed at Leicester and one of the newcomers may prove good enough. Jintshi is related to three winners while the 80,000gns yearling Experto Crede was sold for 290,000gns as a two-year-old and is another to note. But Ryan Moore's presence on DARK FOREST suggests a big run is expected from the Hannon colt and he gets a speculative vote to make a winning start ahead of stablemate Dyllan.
Alshalaal (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Soon pushed along in touch, ridden and outpaced after 2f, not trouble leaders, 6th of 7, 8l behind Jazz Legend (9-5) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Atrayu (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 16l behind Elronaq (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Dark Forest Iffraaj colt out of Through The Forest.
Dyllan (IRE) Zebedee colt out of Luvmedo.
Experto Crede (IRE) Exceed And Excel colt out of Shepherdia.
Grizzly Bear 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Case Key (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Jintshi Poet's Voice colt out of Ivory Gala.
Muatadel 4-1 (9-5) Went right start, chased winner, pushed along halfway, no impression when lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Carrington (9-5) at Chelmsford City 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Nucky Thompson Cockney Rebel colt out of Vino Veritas.
Show Legend 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 13l behind Shalaa (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Xceleration Acclamation colt out of Hijab.