Old Hundred ended last year with a victory in better company at Doncaster in September and the C&D winner is capable of landing this if fully tuned-up for his return. Queen Of Denmark couldn't live with the progressive William Haigh at Wolverhampton last time and could figure stepping up in distance but a chance is taken on PALAZZO BIANCO. The Haydock winner was headed close home over C&D in October and John Gosden can get them ready. Lexington Bay will have come on for his reappearance at Musselburgh and makes more appeal than Epsom Salts as this looks tougher than the race the latter won over C&D in December.
Old Hundred (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, kept on to lead final 100 yards, won at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep beating Nanton (9-12) by hd, 11 ran.
Queen Of Denmark (USA) 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, headway to lead over 8f out, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner until 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind William Haigh (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Mar.
Storm Hawk (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Always behind, 9th of 13, 25l behind Thimaar (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Palazzo Bianco 15-8fav (9-7) Tracked leading pair until 10f out close 4th, went 3rd again on inside 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, caught close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Spice Fair (10-1) at Kempton 2m hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Lexington Bay (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Shubaat (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Epsom Salts 20-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, behind, never involved, 7th of 10, 14l behind Camborne (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Saint Helena (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Led 1f, chased leader until halfway, stayed in 3rd, went 2nd again approaching final furlong, no chance with winner, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 10, 7l behind Tappanappa (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Action Front (USA) 33-1 (9-7) Always in rear, last of 8, 11l behind Chabada (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.