Ascot suggests and is weighted to beat Derry Boy, a runner-up on the all-weather on several occasions. But ALKARAAMA (NAP) showed promise when running out of steam over 7f at Doncaster on his debut in April and the brother to a winner over today’s shorter trip gets the vote with Sir Michael Stoute’s yard in flying form at present. Ice Cave is a likely improver for Godolphin after a modest debut effort at Chelmsford while the King Power-owned Chil Chil can count stablemate and smart miler Beat The Bank among several winning relatives and is a newcomer to note.
Alkaraama (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, headway to challenge over 1f out, driven and every chance when carried left inside final furlong, outpaced when lost 2nd inside final 50 yards, 3rd of 16, 3 3/4l behind Jalaad (10-0) at Doncaster 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Apr.
Broadhaven Dream (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Started very slowly, always behind, last of 11, dist behind Kinks (9-2) at Bath 5f stks (5) gd in Apr.
Ice Cave (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, never a factor, 6th of 7, 9 1/4l behind Jubiloso (8-12) at Chelmsford City 6f mdn stks (3) pol in Apr.
Journey Of Life 25-1 (9-5) Keen in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, last of 10, 11 1/4l behind Whelans Way (8-10) at Ascot 6f hcp (4) sft in May.
Sterling Price War Command gelding out of Chantry.
Alabama Dreaming 2-1fav (8-11) Dwelt pushed along in rear, outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 6 3/4l behind Capla Rock (8-11) at Nottingham 6f stks (5) gf in Jun.
Alliseeisnibras (IRE) Slade Power filly out of Needles And Pins.
Chil Chil Exceed And Excel filly out of Tiana.
Jumeirah (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Towards rear, never dangerous, 11th of 18, 10 3/4l behind Hotsy Totsy (8-12) at Salisbury 7f fll stks (5) gf in May.
Shawwaslucky 33-1 (8-11) Slowly away, outpaced in rear, never dangerous, last of 14, 31 1/2l behind Daring Venture (8-11) at Chelmsford City 7f stks (5) pol in May.
Victory Rose 50-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, soon every chance, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 6 1/4l behind Alhakmah (8-11) at Lingfield 6f fll stks (5) sft in May.
Derry Boy 11-2 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 13 3/4l behind Ramesses (9-0) at Leicester 7f hcp (5) gf in Apr.