FRATELLINO is taken to get the better of Archers Road and Hearts of Fire. Alan McCabe's colt looks to have everything in his favour here as he won well last time at York, he has trip and ground to suit and the draw is in his favour. The manner of his win last time marked him down as one to stay on the right side of and he should take plenty of beating. Archers Road has finished second on each of his last three starts but he has not done a lot wrong and his attitude can't be called into question. He will win his fair share this season but on this occasion we will narrowly pass him over. Heart Of Fire won well on his debut but he was a little disappointing at Newmarket last time and he will need to bounce back from that effort if he is to make his mark today. Ventura Cova finished behind our selection last time and while he is entitled to get closer today it is hard to see him turning the tables, leaving Fratellino as the one to beat.
Archers Road (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Led, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 1 3/4l behind Monsieur Chevalier (9-3) at Windsor 5f 2yo stks (2) gd.
Fratellino 14-1 (9-2) Made all, stayed on well, won at York 5f 2yo nov stk (3) gf beating Ventura Cove (8-12) by 3l, 5 ran.
Hearts of Fire 2-1 (9-4) Prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden and beaten over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 9l behind Monsieur Chevalier (8-12) at Newmarket 5f 2yo stk (3) gf in Apr.
Island Express (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, pulled hard, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 14l behind Antonius Moris (9-2) at Warwick 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Janeiro (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon outpaced, kept on final 2f, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Koo And The Gang (8-12) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Lees Anthem 11-4fav (9-3) Led, effort when hung left over 2f, hung right over 1f, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind King Of Axum (9-3) at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Ron The Don 33-1 (8-12) Soon pushed along in rear, never dangerous, last of 8, 17l behind Tres Coronas (9-3) at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Ventura Cove (IRE) 5-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and went badly left over 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Fratellino (9-2) at York 5f 2yo nov stk (3) gf.
Eeny Mac (IRE) Redback colt out of Sally Green.