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2.00: Peter Chapple-Hyam has by far the best record of these trainers for first-time-out winners and used this race last year for the debut of the multiple Group-race winner Revoque. His runner, SOCIAL CHARTER, should hold Mutawwaj and La-Faah, who carries Hamdan Al Maktoum's first colours.

2.35: CAPE CROSS and Yorkshire started the season as Classic prospects and while the latter has proved rather headstrong and deteriorated with each run, the selection was not disgraced when third in the Craven Stakes or even when eighth in the 2,000 Guineas. Cape Cross also has the benefit of having by far the most experienced and accomplished rider in the race.

3.05: The three which catch the eye are Embassy, Miss Zafonic and FILFILAH, and while it can be argued that the first two named have more potential as they are undefeated after their only starts, the selection was impressive in putting her experience to effect when winning at Goodwood last time.

3.50: It is not just that HELISSIO has won all bar two of his 10 starts, it is the ease with which he has won those events, mainly at Group One level, that is so impressive. Pilsudski and Singspiel, who is at ease on this fast ground, are certainly impoving, but so are Predappio and Shantou and the battle for the places should be closely fought.