COSSACK PRINCE gets our backing in the finale, ahead of Streets Apart and Saloon. Lucy Mongan's colt won here very easily last time out when returning to the flat, but was given a very easy lead and never saw another rival. He's had a couple of goes over hurdles, but the flat is more to his liking it seems, and that first turf win couldn't have been more comfortable. He's been reasonably treated for it, and still racing off a lower mark than when previously running on the all-weather. Streets Apart ran creditably on her handicap debut last time out, but may want a little juice in the ground. That fourth place at Yarmouth though was in a slightly better race than this. Saloon has never lived up to expectations after once costing $400,000, but he has won over this trip on Polytrack. It took him a dozen goes to lose his maiden tag, but did so at the first time of asking for Jane Chapple-Hyam, and then ran a good second when stepped up in trip. Beware of your Pompeys here; Play Up Pompey and Star of Pompey are drawn on opposite sides of the stalls but have similar colours. Our selection in the lucky last though isn't either of them, but Cossack Prince.
Cossack Prince 5-2 (8-7) Led, clear 6f out, 10 lengths clear entering straight, unchallenged, won at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Mista Rossa (9-4) by 9l, 6 ran.
Streets Apart (USA) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Locum (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Saloon (USA) 11-2fav (9-3) Towards rear, headway 5f out, ridden to lead well over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, caught towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Kings Maiden (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Marie Louise 25-1 (8-8) Soon with leader until weakened rapidly 4f out, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Corriolanus (8-1) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gs.
Imperium 5-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to be prominent, not clear run on inside over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Annes Rocket (8-2) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Make Amends (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Held up last, some late progress into 4th 2f out, never dangerous, 4th of 7, 12l behind Where's Susie (8-8) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Star of Pompey 12-1 (8-3) Soon led, headed over 5f out, ridden over 4f out, plugged on, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Naughty Thoughts (8-6) at Salisbury 1m 4f fll hcp (4) gd in May '08.
Play Up Pompey 10-1 (8-10) Took keen hold towards rear, dropped to last 3f out, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 13, 4l behind Free Tussy (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.