Prince Freddie makes a quick reappearance after finishing second at Beverley on Wednesday and today's slower ground will suit. Almarmooq ran well on his debut but was a disappointing favourite on his latest start at Wolverhampton and preference goes to ITTIRAD. A close-up second on his debut over a mile at Nottingham in October, there plenty of stamina on his dam's side and Roger Varian's colt looks sure to improve for this longer trip. Garth Mountain finished fifth at Bath on his debut and makes more appeal than debutant War Poet.
Pete 5-1fav (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4th, tracking leaders before 2 out, weakened approaching last, 7th of 14, 19l behind Fujin Dancer (10-9) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Almarmooq (USA) 15-8fav (9-2) Chased leaders, lost place 3f out, soon outpaced, kept on same pace final 2f, went moderate 4th inside final furlong, no chance with leaders, 4th of 12, 12l behind Palio Square (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Garth Mountain 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, under pressure over 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 5l behind First Fandango (9-2) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Judicious 9-4fav (9-3) Raced keenly, held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 46l behind Sense Of Pride (8-12) at Chester 1m 2f mdn stks (3) gs in Sep.
Lure Of The Night (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, weakened over 4f out, 7th of 14, 38l behind Tricksofthetrade (11-3) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Lyford Lad 66-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, headway to mid-division over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 12, 41l behind J R Hartley (8-12) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Nha Trang (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Switched to outer soon after start, outpaced, last of 8, 38l behind Absolute Princess (8-1) at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Mar.
War Poet Singspiel gelding out of Summer Sonnet.
Molannarch 7-2 (10-11) Held up towards rear, some headway before 3 out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, well behind Rojo Vivo (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Ittirad (USA) 11-2 (9-0) Ran green in mid-division and pushed along 5f out, headway over 3f out, chased winner well over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Parlour Games (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Oct.
Prince Freddie 13-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, carried left inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Pretty Diamond (8-9) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.