Boomshackerlacker made little impression when stepped up to a mile in the German 2000 Guineas on his return to action. He’s much better suited by today’s distance but carries a penalty for last year’s Listed win. Emell was expected to finish closer at Haydock last time but had finished ahead of both Birdman and Well Acquainted when second in the Free Handicap at Newmarket earlier. Here Comes When has plenty of scope after winning at Chester but was receiving over a stone in weight when finishing in front of HASOPOP at Newbury before that. The latter also has the beating of Graphic Guest and after scoring at Headquarters on his latest start, Marco Botti’s charge is fancied to follow-up in this.
Well Acquainted (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Dundonnell (9-7) at Newmarket 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Emell 13-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, switched right and went 2nd briefly over 2f out, one pace and no impression 1f out, 5th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Eton Forever (9-11) at Haydock 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs.
Hasopop (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) In rear, headway and looking for a gap from over 1f out, quickened to lead final strides (hand timed), won at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf beating Jubilante (8-0) by nk, 14 ran.
Here Comes When (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) Close up, headway 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Breton Rock (8-7) by 1l, 8 ran.
Birdman (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Hung left throughout, led on rail, quickened 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, outpaced to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Ebn Arab (9-0) at Doncaster 7f con stks (3) gf.
Boomshackerlacker (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) 5th of 10, 2l behind Peace At Last (9-2) at Cologne(GER) 1m 3yo Grp 2 sft.
Graphic Guest 10-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Ninjago (8-11) at Ascot 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.