Noble Citizen, runner-up a year ago when a 33/1 chance, has been inconsistent but is 2lb lower here, albeit without an apprentice's claim to reduce his burden. George Guru had dropped to a very fair mark when scoring over the course and distance and a 5lb rise won't help. THE CONFESSOR, who finished third, was having his first start since October and, as he usually runs well here, he's taken to reverse the form and come out on top. Common Touch is one to note in the betting after his absence since October as he has a fine record over this trip and is well enough handicapped on his best form.
Field Of Dream 16-1 (9-0) Taken to post early, dwelt in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Farraaj (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f Group 3 (1) pol in Mar.
Chandlery (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 9l behind Fencing (9-0) at Ascot 1m Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd.
Radio Gaga 9-1 (8-12) Soon towards rear, pushed along and struggling 3f out, 13th of 14, 23l behind Lily's Angel (9-1) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.
Common Touch (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 5l behind Kingscroft (8-9) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
George Guru 10-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, smooth headway over 2f out, went 3rd inside final 2f, chased leader approaching final furlong, led entering final furlong, pushed clear and stayed on strongly, won at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Democretes (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Bronze Prince 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, eased when no chance final furlong, 21st of 26, 27l behind Excellent Guest (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf.
The Confessor 11-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd going well 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed entering final furlong, no impression when lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 13, 2l behind George Guru (8-10) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Silverheels (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, pushed along and hung right well over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind George Guru (8-10) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Noble Citizen (USA) 25-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up, effort over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 11, 6l behind Fast Finian (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Head Of Steam (USA) 12-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, no impression when edged right over 1f out, plugged on same pace inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 7l behind George Guru (8-10) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.