A tight handicap on paper but Roger Varian's runners have an impressive strike rate at this course and THREE CLIFFS gets the nod. He attempted to make all over a mile on Polytrack last time and should be suited by the shorter trip on his handicap bow. Spreadable finished ahead of Minley when third in better company at Wolverhampton and is dropped 4lb but Leicester winner Got To Dance remains 7lb higher. Royal Warrior drops back down in class and should handle today's slow ground.
Three Cliffs 5-2 (9-5) Led and keen, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra last 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Equitable (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Minley 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Dreese (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Royal Warrior 20-1 (8-7) Virtually refused to race, always well behind, last of 4, well behind Red Pike (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gd.
Got To Dance 4-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Iseemist (9-1) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Pensax Lad (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Disputed lead until ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 18l behind Stomp (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Spreadable (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Dropped out start, in rear, switched right and closed over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Dreese (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.