Steelcut won well last time out at Thirsk but the money was down then and despite the stable being in fine form we are going to take him on; the horse with the honour is the progressive filly PRINCESS ROSE ANNE who is taken to see off Rocker and the course and distance winners Elhamri and Hereford Boy. John Best's filly has supplemented her St Moritz win on the ice in February with two recent wins, most recently at Folkestone. She is adaptable in regards tol the trip and is fancied to confirm the form with runner-up Hereford Boy despite being 3lb worse off today. The stable are in good form and she can see off Steelcut. Richard Fahey's gelding is well-drawn and he was value for more than the winning margin last time as he had to wait for a gap. That might be the worry here but if he is well-supported then he is unlikely to be far away. The Lord, Elhamri and Spirit Of Sharjah all have winning form over this course and distance, but none come here in top form and each needs to bounce back to form, a comments that also applies to joint-top-weight Cake. The hold-up performer Lord Of The Reins is certainly capable of running a big race off this reassessed mark of 83 if getting the gaps late on but whilst the consistent Rocker is one to take seriously on his reappearance, it is Princess Rose Anne who is taken to lead them home.
Cake (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 7l behind Chief Editor (9-4) at Newbury 5f hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 8l behind Tax Free (9-4) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Apr.
Little Pete (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Keen, held up, outpaced approaching 2f out, soon ridden, rallied and stayed on final furlong, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Fathom Five (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Elhamri 80-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, held up and always behind, 11th of 13, 8l behind Chief Editor (9-4) at Newbury 5f hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Misaro (GER) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 5l behind Fathom Five (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Lord of The Reins (IRE) 66-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Fol Hollow (8-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Steelcut 7-4fav (8-12) Held up behind leaders, switched left over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr beating Rasaman (8-13) by 2l, 8 ran.
Rocker 11-4fav (9-3) Held up in touch, effort 2f out, led briefly entering final furlong, kept on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind The Tatling (8-10) at Brighton 6f hcap (4) gs in Oct.
Princess Rose Anne (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Made most, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr beating Hereford Boy (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Hereford Boy 15-2 (8-11) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Princess Rose Anne (8-8) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
The Lord 12-1 (8-8) last of 11, 13l behind Tudor Prince (8-13) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.