RELENTLESS has been placed in both starts over today's trip including a third at Windsor last time. He doesn't look the most straightforward but should be good enough if settling better in first-time cheekpieces. Portmonarch was well beaten when stepped up to 1m2f last time but that was his first start since October and he's preferred to White Month and Prospera. Flying Tempo has claims back on the Polytrack after running below par at Beverley and World Map should give another good account having plugged on for third over today's distance at Wolverhampton last week.
Portmonarch (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Chased leader 3f, handy 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, one pace and well held when stumbled approaching final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Nearly Caught (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Flying Tempo 10-1 (9-3) Started slowly, held up in rear, outpaced 3f out, never involved, 6th of 8, 9l behind Aryal (9-1) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Relentless (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Led and set steady pace, quickened over 3f out, driven and joined 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, dead heated for modest 3rd post, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Poetic Verse (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
White Month 40-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, led 2f, settled tracking leading pair, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 13l behind Feel Like Dancing (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Prospera (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and stayed on same pace final 2f, 6th of 14, 8l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
World Map (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out until entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Nine Iron (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.