BOTTEEN is a confident selection in this finale. His course and distance victory in February has worked out well and there should be plenty more to come from William Haggas' gelding now tackling handicaps. Royal Caper may improve for his run at Kempton but is already exposed so Maid A Million, successful over 6f here in the autumn, is of more interest and preferred to Arctic Admiral, disappointing in an Epsom maiden last month. Seven Of Clubs is consistent but may need some help from the handicapper to get his head in front again.
Invincible Cara (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, raced far side group and soon mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on, 7th of 15, 8l behind Perfect Haven (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Apr.
Seven Of Clubs (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Close up, outpaced over 1f out, rallied to go 3rd inside final furlong, never dangerous, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Purcell (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Botteen (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, headway on inside 2f out, driven to lead 1f out, soon ridden, hard pressed towards finish, just held on, won at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Storm (8-4) by ns, 11 ran.
Maid A Million 5-2 (8-12) Made all, ridden clear 1f out, ran on well final furlong, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Go Far (9-3) by 3l, 8 ran.
Arctic Admiral (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Bumped start, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 18l behind One Pekan (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Royal Caper 25-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Clement (9-4) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.