Henry The Aviator not only has to defy topweight but has beaten just one of 37 rivals in his last three starts and Circumvent is more reliable but looks in the grip of the handicapper. Anderiego has been in search of his best form for over a year now and the three-year-olds make greater appeal. My Target and Ocean Storm both progressed well in their respective juvenile campaigns and are well respected but are faced with lengthy absences to overcome and METEOROID rates a better option. He remains a potential improver, should be well suited by the return to a mile, prefers the forecast quicker ground, receives weight all round and sports first-time blinkers to aid his concentration.
Henry The Aviator (USA) 25-1 (8-13) Chased clear leading pair, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 16, 12l behind Abseil (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Circumvent 9-4fav (9-4) In touch, pushed along over 4f out, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Balducci (9-4) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Anderiego (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, hung right over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 14th of 18, 7l behind Eurystheus (9-4) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Ocean Storm (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Made most, ridden and edged left over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, hung left and found extra when pressed near finish (placed 2nd), in a race won by Fair Flutter (8-3) at Beverley 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep, 9 ran.
My Target (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led 3f out, clear over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Soviet Courage (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Meteoroid (USA) 9-4 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance from over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Stampede (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.