HARVARD MAN ran in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot before finishing fourth in a Chester nursery when held up off the pace. He was just over four lengths behind Group 2 winner Birchwood over this trip at Newbury in the summer and may have too much class for Newmarket third Ocean Eleven, who is still a maiden, and Calder Prince. The latter made a winning debut at Pontefract last month but that form may not amount to much. Nidnod will find easier opportunities in handicaps.
Calder Prince (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Slowly away in rear, switched right over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Pontefract 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Oct beating Frankster (9-2) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Harvard Man 7-1 (9-7) Off the pace in last trio, closer on outside 3f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, edged left and kept on same pace in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Powerallied (8-6) at Chester 5f (3) sft in Sep.
Ocean Eleven 7-1 (8-5) Close up, headway to track leaders over 2f out, ridden and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 3/4l behind Mobsta (9-13) at Newmarket 6f stks (3) sft in Oct.
Nidnod 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened final furlong, 10th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Stormflower (9-2) at Windsor 5f (5) gs in Oct.