All eyes will be on ROYAL DIAMOND and he may improve sufficiently for the longer trip to open his account. Blackstone Vegas is another potential improver this year whilst Classic Contours, Kochanski and Royal Society could also feature. Sir Mark Prescott's record is legendary and it would be no great surprise were his charge to improve significantly now tried beyond a mile. He's related to a Listed winner over a mile and there isn't an abundance of stamina in his pedigree but his trainer places his horses well. There is plenty of stamina in Blackstone Vegas' pedigree and it would be no surprise to see him fare better over middle distances this term whilst the way that Classic Contours was staying on over ten furlongs at Beverley suggests that this trip should suit. Kochanski and Royal Society have proven form at this trip but the former is relatively exposed and looks vulnerable whilst the form of the Kempton race in which the latter ran looks ordinary so preference is for Royal Diamond.
Royal Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Outpaced in last pair, never a factor, 8th of 10, 13l behind Musleh (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct.
Some Time Good (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 4f out, soon behind, 12th of 15, 24l behind Chiberta King (8-10) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Dispol Diva 10-3fav (8-11) In touch, ridden along over 3f out, hung right when weakening final furlong, 5th of 8, 15l behind Cry For The Moon (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Sharp Sovereign (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Held up and keen, ridden over 3f out, never trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 10l behind Simon Gray (9-3) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Blackstone Vegas 10-1 (9-0) Held up, never troubled leaders, 9th of 10, 16l behind Beautiful Breeze (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Kochanski (IRE) 2-1 (8-5) Held up behind leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Spinning Waters (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Apr.
Classic Contours (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden along and headway over 2f out, driven over 1f out, staying on when jockey dropped reins inside final furlong, no extra close home, 5th of 13, 8l behind Topolski (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Royal Society 4-1 (8-6) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed and not quicken inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Supernoverre (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
New Tricks 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Quai D'orsay (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Diktaram 33-1 (8-7) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 18l behind Saga De Tercey (9-13) at Musselburgh 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.