This looks a good opportunity for BUSTER HYVONEN who is taken to get the better of Grande Caiman and Philatelist. James Fanshawe's 7-year-old won well when last seen here when he beat Jagger. He is a nice horse and if he is fit enough to show his best on his first race since June then he should be difficult to beat. Grande Caiman looks the obvious alternative as he was only nailed close home by Evident Pride last time at Lingfield. He does like to set the pace so stall 9 is a big help and he should go close. Philatelist led for a long way before being running out of it close home at Lingfield last month, and this step-up in trip is not sure to play to his strengths. John Terry is dropped in trip after a disappointing effort here last time and if he could get back to his best then he would be a leading player. However, if Buster Hyvonen is race fit then he will be difficult to beat.
Grande Caiman (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Led, quickened over 2f out, pressed 1f out, stayed on under pressure, caught final strides, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Evident Pride (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
Philatelist (USA) 4-1jt-fav (9-5) In touch, joined leader over 3f out, led well over 2f out, ridden 2 lengths clear approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Formation (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Buster Hyvonen (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Confidently ridden, steadied start, held up rear of main group, smooth headway on bit over 2f out, tracked leader over 1f out, eased into lead inside final furlong, hard held, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun beating Jagger (9-4.
Robby Bobby 3-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 9l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Bazergan (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden halfway, soon no impression, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Abbondanza (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Formation (USA) 5-2 (8-9) Held up in touch, under pressure over 3f out, soon beaten, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Kandidate (9-6) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in Feb.
John Terry (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway to chase leaders and every chance final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, nk behind Emerald Wilderness (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Evident Pride (USA) 10-1 (8-11) Held up, not clear run briefly over 2f out, never reached leaders and one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Dream Desert (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Switched right and held up, took keen hold, headway on inside from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, finished well, not reach leaders, 4th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Colony (8-12) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
King Olav (UAE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased clear leader, pushed along 4f out, ridden 2f out, led well over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, found extra towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Basra (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.