Honest Strike has some useful North American pedigree and Dynamic Idol has an eye-catching jockey booking but we side with MARCHING SONG ahead of Zigato. Marching Song was really close last time at Windsor only losing out by half a length. The Andrew Turnell trained gelding could go one better here and grab the win. Ryan Moore rides Dynamic Idol for trainer Mikael Magnusson. His option in this race was fourteen lengths behind the winner last time out when finishing fourth at Salisbury. Although he had made a lot of the running he weakened within the final furlong and will need to find some extra stamina towards the finish to challenge. Honest Strike debuts for Henry Cecil and could be a contender if flourishing on his first run out. Zigato is possibly the better of the two Gosden yard runners after running green on debut and will have definitely come on for the experience as he seemed to start getting the hang of things towards the finish last time. In a tough race to call we go with Marching Song to emerge victorious.
Boomtown Kat 10-3 (10-12) Prominent, led approaching 2 out, soon ridden, kept on gamely from last, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May '09 beating Now Listen To Me (10-12) by ns, 13 ran.
Marching Song (USA) 22-1 (9-13) Tracked leader, led well over 2f out, headed final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Court Circle (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.
Respective Way 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, weakened 3 out, last of 8, well behind Captain Chris (11-6) at Kempton 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Royal Riviera 12-1 (9-12) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Emerging Artist (9-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Deejan (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride,towards rear, good headway to lead after 1f, headed well over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 24l behind Desert Sage (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo fll stks (5) gd.
Aneel 66-1 (9-3) Swerved badly left start, headway to mid-division over 8f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 20l behind Film Score (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Desert Emerald (USA) Mr Greeley gelding out of Anita Madden.
Dynamic Idol (USA) 11-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 11, 14l behind Awsaal (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Honest Strike (USA) Smart Strike colt out of Honest Lady.
Thistle Stikk Selkirk gelding out of Tamso.
Zigato 13-8fav (9-3) Dwelt, ran green in rear, hung left from halfway, switched wide 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 5l behind Manxman (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Cheerfully 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, swerved left over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 20, 10l behind Revered (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) gd in Oct.
Royal Dalakhani (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Raced in mid-division on inside, pushed along 3f out, plugged on same pace final 2f, 5th of 15, 8l behind Shubaat (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Vita Nova (IRE) Galileo filly out of Treca.