The consistent trio of Hobson, Milne Bay and Suhayl Star all rank highly however a chance is taken on TUDOR PRINCE. The selection has one of the more experienced jockeys in the line-up on his back today which could be important in a race where whips can be carried but not used. The horse was disappointing last time at Haydock but the ground was deplorable and he needs another chance. He won well at Kempton the time before and this mark of 69 is still some way lower than his win at Yarmouth in 2007. Royal Intruder is looking well-handicapped, as are Charles Darwin and Berbice but both need to bounce back to form. Brunelleschi has been in good form this Spring but the handicapper has now had his say; he doesn't look to be completely out of it on that front given his old form and it would be unwise to rule him out with his jockey three from four on him. Hobson looks the pick of those who have been running well in defeat recently, whilst Caustic Wit is still competitive aged 11. A tough finale for punters but we are happy to side with Tudor Prince as the nomination.
Brunelleschi 4-1fav (8-11) Held up, staying on when hampered and hit rail over 1f out, not recover, 10th of 14, 8l behind Dancing Maite (9-1) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gf in May.
Milne Bay (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Dancing Maite (9-1) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gf in May.
Berbice (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 13l behind Maidin Moch (10-0) at Down Royal 7f hcp 0-80 gs in May.
Hobson 6-1 (8-9) Led near stands' rail, pushed along over 2f out, soon edging right and driven, headed final 150 yards, kept on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Monaadema (9-1) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Tudor Prince (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Mid-division, driven, no impression final 2f, 9th of 17, 12l behind Eton Rifles (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in May.
Royal Intruder 25-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway in 6th 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, 10th of 14, 5l behind Maidin Moch (10-0) at Down Royal 7f hcp 0-80 gs in May.
Charles Darwin (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders far side, weakened 2f out, 15th of 17, 27l behind Eton Rifles (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in May.
Suhayl Star (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Steadied start, pulled hard, tracked leader, effort 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Lemon N Sugar (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Blessed Place 40-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened quickly, 9th of 10, 13l behind Bold Argument (8-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Caustic Wit (IRE) 7-2fav (8-5) Soon chasing leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Bateleur (8-6) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Bohobe (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) In touch, driven and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 9l behind Another Try (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in May.