BOMBADERO is the suggestion in a race where live chances are also held by Total Command, Regal Park and Lovely Eyes amongst others. The selection represents the yard that landed this prize last year and he should benefit from this step up in trip. He stepped up considerably from his debut to finish 6 lengths behind Gardening Leave on his final start of last term and made a pleasing start to this term when a staying on sixth behind Heddwyn who was also in action at Newmarket over the weekend. Regal Park was just a neck behind in that contest so there's nothing to choose between the pair on that evidence and he should also be equally well suited by the longer trip and his entry in the Irish Derby suggests that he has some ability. Total Command has a little in hand of the selection on official figures and should be suited as he moves up in trip but he disappointed supporters on his reappearance and no longer holds an entry for the Dante. Coiled Spring doesn't have much to find on the figures but may lack the scope of some of his rivals such as Lovely Eyes who looks sure to improve over middle distances this season. The market should be revealing but Bombadero should be competitive.
Coiled Spring 2-1fav (8-10) With leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 12, 8l behind Autumn Harvest (9-13) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in May '09.
Indian Ghyll (IRE) 40-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, never a factor, 8th of 14, 21l behind Ipswich Lad (8-7) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.
Anis Etoile 40-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, never a factor, 6th of 7, 25l behind Green Moon (8-10) at Leicester 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Bombadero (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division effort on outside 4f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Heddwyn (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
In A Fortnight 33-1 (8-8) In rear, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 7, 15l behind Ebiayn (10-0) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Regal Park (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, kept on inside final furlong, without threatening, 7th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Heddwyn (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Rio Prince Carnival Dancer gelding out of Princess Louise.
Total Command 13-8fav (9-3) Tracked leader, took keen hold, led over 2f out, soon headed, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Tactician (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Countess Comet (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up, headway on outer, chased leaders 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 17, 12l behind Saboteur (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Lovely Eyes (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, stayed on final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Exemplary (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Sep.
Swain's Quest (USA) 80-1 (8-3) Mainly always towards rear, last of 11, 19l behind Carioca (8-7) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.