Reve De Nuit arrives in fine form with a couple of wins on the all-weather under his belt. But he's won only twice on this surface in 33 attempts and WAR POET is preferred. The latter went close at Wolverhampton last time and a repeat of his second at York in October will make him hard to beat in this company. This is much tougher than the claimer Sherman McCoy won here last season but Safe Home is not as easily dismissed dropping down in class and Ethics Girl has each-way claims at the weights.
Reve De Nuit (USA) 1-3fav (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, clear over 2f out, pushed out final furlong, easily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Apr beating Daring Indian (8-8) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Safe Home (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Dwelt in touch in rear, effort over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 8l behind Arab Spring (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Daring Indian 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Civil War (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Stevie Thunder 10-1 (9-2) In touch on inside, headway on inside tracking leaders when not clear run over 1f out, switched left then right inside final furlong, stayed on, 5th of 13, 6l behind Squire Osbaldeston (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
War Poet 6-5fav (9-3) Held up in touch, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, pressing winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Licence To Till (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Sherman McCoy 14-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, well behind Brigadoon (9-5) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Korngold 9-1 (8-9) Took keen hold in touch, headway on inside when not clear run entering final 3f, driven 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 11l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (9-4) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Ethics Girl (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to get competitive and no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Royal Signaller (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.