Sugar Prince showed good speed on his opening run at Lingfield and again when runner-up to Alkadi over 7f last month. Compton Prince led for most of the way on his debut over 7f at Wolverhampton and with that under his belt and a shorter trip he should be thereabouts. Willies Wonder is the type to do better this year, probably over further, but so is HANNIBAL HAYES and he gets the vote. Jeremy Noseda's charge made a very promising racecourse debut over 5f at Sandown last summer where he would have finished closer but for being impeded. He's Ryan Moore's only booked ride of the meeting and can make a winning return to action.
Choice Words (USA) Redoute's Choice gelding out of Alizes.
Compton Prince 15-2 (8-7) Led 1f, chased leader until over 5f out, chased leaders, went 2nd again halfway, every chance when hung left and hampered over 1f out, staying on same pace when not much room and switched right inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Warfare (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Cooler Climes Three Valleys colt out of Balmy.
Hannibal Hayes (USA) 9-4 (9-3) Led narrowly, headed 3f out, with winner, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace when not much room inside final furlong, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Safari Storm (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Marinus (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Keen prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 6l behind Sujet Bellagio (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
One Last Dream 50-1 (9-0) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and hung right 2f out, soon weakened, last of 4, 14l behind Fugitive Motel (8-10) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Sugar Prince (IRE) 10-3 (8-9) Led, ridden clear with winner 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Alkadi (8-4) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Tarquin (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ashpan Sam (8-9) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Sep.
Willies Wonder (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in touch after 1f, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 16, 7l behind Elusive Flame (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Yeeoow (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind Piri Wango (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Finesse Miralgo filly out of unknown dam.
Invincible Beauty (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride in rear, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 10l behind Planet I T (9-3) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.