Walter Swinburn has his team in good form so Streets Apart has to be respected on his reappearance after three encouraging outings last season but he seems a shade high in the weights for what he has achieved so far and a better bet looks to be DIRECTOR'S CHAIR, who gets the vote with Agente Romano rated the pick of the remainder. The selection stepped up on his reappearance run when landing a 15-runner Doncaster handicap last month and he has solid claims off just a 3lb higher mark today. Locum has run to a consistent level of form and has been placed in seven of his 14 starts but the Mark Tompkins-trained gelding remains a maiden and he looks booked for a place at best again. General Tufto ran better at Nottingham last time but had given little sign of encouragement previously this term and probably needs some help from the handicapper. Agente Romano is another that remains a maiden but he is less exposed than Locum after just seven starts so far and seems to have been given a chance by the handicapper but on recent form it is hard to get away from Director's Chair, who gets the vote.
Agente Romano (USA) 14-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway and got through on inside 2f out, soon chasing winner, no impression and lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Falcativ (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Rosy Alexander 12-1 (9-5) Keen, led after 2f, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 11l behind Lindy Lou (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcap (5) gd in Sep.
Streets Apart (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Led, challenged over 3f out, headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Covert Ambition (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Director's Chair 25-1 (10-8) Prominent, headway over 2f out, driven to lead 1f out, kept on, won at Doncaster 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Mar beating Top Seed (10-7) by nk, 15 ran.
Locum 13-2 (9-2) Led, steadied pace 4f out, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 4th of 6, 17l behind Antillia (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Dec.
General Tufto 33-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, ran on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Dream Of Olwyn (8-13) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Dancing Jest (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Joined leader and raced wide of pack after 1f, hung left 5f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 29l behind Charlevoix (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Dinner Date 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 10, 7l behind Agapanthus (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Iceman George 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 10l behind Saloon (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.