Utley had no chance from a wide draw on his reappearance in the UAE Derby but this big drop in distance on fast ground may not be ideal. Elzaam was runner-up in last year's Coventry Stakes and showed he stayed this trip in the Horris Hill on his final start last year while Pausanias proved a progressive colt in the autumn and could be well handicapped. They are preferred to The Paddyman and Majestic Dubawi, who may have trouble lasting home over this extra furlong, but we are coming down on the side of REROUTED. Barry Hills has made a slow start to the new Flat season but this Stormy Atlantic colt could be the one to change the veteran Lambourn trainer's fortunes if reproducing his win the Group 3 Tattersalls Stakes over this C&D last September.
Elzaam (AUS) 9-2 (8-12) Keen, led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Klammer (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Utley (USA) 12-1 (8-8) Held up in midfield, no progress from well over 2f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Khawlah (8-3) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f 3yo Grp 2 (1) in Mar.
Rerouted (USA) 20-1 (8-13) 4th of 10, 7l behind Roderic O'Connor (8-13) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
The Paddyman (IRE) 11-4 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Rerouted (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Sep.
Pausanias 9-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Abjer (9-0) at Ascot 1m 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Majestic Dubawi 22-1 (8-12) Went left and bumped slightly start, with leader, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well, won at Ayr 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep beating Ragsah (8-12) by 1l, 10 ran.