Four-year-olds have won both previous renewals and today's representatives of that age group have strong claims. Sandy Lane dead-heated for first at Ripon last month but has a 10lb hike to contend with as he goes in search of a hat-trick. BOOTS AND SPURS is preferred as he's been upped only 2lb for scoring over a mile at Lingfield a fortnight ago and there looks more to come from him this season. Zacynthus has a shout after finishing third at Doncaster and King Of Eden can get involved if back to his best after failing to figure in the Victoria Cup at Ascot last time. Redvers finished much closer in the Victoria Cup but could only manage fifth in this last year while Ducal has the past form to figure but blotted his copybook when refusing to race at Newmarket last week.
King Of Eden (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, weakening when hampered approaching final 2f, 17th of 26, 14l behind Excellent Guest (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf.
Zacynthus (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon chased leaders, stayed on towards far side rail inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Mezzotint (9-3) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Redvers (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never quite going pace of leading trio, 4th of 26, 2 1/2l behind Excellent Guest (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf.
Ducal 25-1 (8-10) Went left start, refused to race, in a race won by Directorship (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd, 14 ran.
Johnny Castle 15-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, never involved, 13th of 14, 6l behind Haamaat (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Sir Reginald 7-2fav (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 14, 19l behind York Glory (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 9l behind Gandalak (9-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Boots And Spurs 11-4 (9-0) Always prominent, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Galician (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Trade Secret 33-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 18, 9l behind Thunderball (8-12) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Mar.
Sandy Lane (IRE) 6-4fav (8-10) Close up, ridden to leader 2f out, led approaching final furlong, joined post, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr deadheating with Baccarat (9-6), 10 ran.
Al Muheer (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on well, never nearer, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind It's A Mans World (8-6) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Forceful Appeal (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, held on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr beating Jack Of Diamonds (9-7) by shd, 11 ran.
Imperial Djay (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind It's A Mans World (8-6) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Comrade Bond 16-1 (9-6) In touch, headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 8th of 18, 5l behind Red Seventy (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.