Beau Select makes a quick reappearance after a close third at Nottingham on Saturday but he may struggle to overturn previous form with Sam Spade, for whom Willie Twiston-Davies has been booked with his 5lb claim. The latter's trainer also runs Emulating, who looked a bit one-paced on his reappearance over 1m2f at Lingfield. POOR DUKE doesn't look particularly well handicapped but posted a really promising effort on his reappearance at Bath when caught in the dying strides by Echo Brava. He can go one better though Plenum looks the type to do better in his second season and makes his handicap debut.
Poor Duke (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Led narrowly, ridden inside final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra final strides, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Echo Brava (9-3) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Plenum (GER) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt held up, headway when ran very wide into straight 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 3l behind Staffhoss (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Harry Bosch 8-1 (9-7) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on until no extra and lost place towards finish, 5th of 14, 2l behind Echo Brava (9-3) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Haatefina 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Empiricist (9-2) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Sam Spade (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Made all, set steady pace, quickened 3 lengths clear over 1f out, ridden and all out towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr beating Beau Select (9-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Beau Select (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, ridden to lead narrowly when edged left over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on, held when lost 2nd post, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Noble Gift (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Emulating (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Swing Easy (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
David's Secret 4-1 (8-11) Held up in last pair, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 7, 13l behind Sennockian Star (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Miss Mocca 33-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 5f out, pressed leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Clement (9-4) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Forceful Flame 7-1 (9-0) Bucking and kicking leaving stalls, ducked left then right and unseated rider soon after start, in a race won by Admiralofthesea (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo stks 0-65 (6) pol in Apr, 6 ran.
Muskat Link 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace under pressure final 2f, no impression, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Echo Brava (9-3) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Beautiful Story (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, slightly outpaced approaching final furlong, rallied towards finish, 5th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Clement (9-4) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lady Bonanova (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Raced wide held up, ridden 3f out, kept on, never a factor, 5th of 9, 9l behind Nile Knight (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.