John Gosden won this in 2007 with none other than the brilliant Raven's Pass but Mowhoob doesn't look in that grade after his third at Kempton and a couple of these could improve past him. Disclaimer is one of those as he'll have come on for his debut at Newmarket though breeding suggests longer trips will bring out the best in him. Preference goes to MAKAFEH who raced a bit keen on his debut at Headquarters but the 190,000gns Elusive Quality colt should settle better today and could prove good enough. Persian Wave showed some promise on his introduction at Sandown while any interest in Lamusawama and Hazzaat on their debuts should be noted.
Disclaimer 11-4 (9-3) Raced centre, chased leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 14, 9l behind Luhaif (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Hazzaat (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Hurricane Irene.
Huntsmans Close Elusive Quality colt out of Badminton.
Jawinski (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 14l behind Ask Dad (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Lamusawama Acclamation colt out of Intrepid Queen.
Makafeh 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt keen soon disputed lead, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 6l behind Chesterfield (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Persian Wave 40-1 (9-3) Held up in last pair, still last of main group and strugging over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, almost snatched 4th, 5th of 10, 6l behind Hot Diggity (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Topamichi Beat Hollow gelding out of Topatori.
Mowhoob 9-2 (9-3) Prominent, led over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Snowboarder (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.