It's 15 years since Kris Kin won this before his Epsom triumph though Cliffs Of Moher almost did the double last year. The latter's yard is represented by Kenya and ROSTROPOVICH. Ryan Moore rides the latter, a Group 2 winner last season and sure to be better for his run on very testing ground at Longchamp. He gets the vote as Kenya, who won a Group 3 at Leopardstown in October, disappointed behind stable companion Gustav Klimt on that track last month. Finniston Farm tackles a much longer trip after staying on in the Free Handicap but My Lord And Master did his Derby hopes no harm when beaten a head in a Listed contest at Epsom. Rastrelli didn't mix it in strong company last year but looked to have improved significantly at Newbury last month and can get into contention.
Kenya (IRE) 2-1 (9-3) Led, pushed along entering straight and headed 1 1/2f out, ridden and no impression in 3rd 1f out, no extra, weakened, 3rd of 4, 12 3/4l behind Gustav Klimt (9-6) at Leopardstown 7f lst stks (1) hvy in Apr.
Finniston Farm 9-1 (8-12) In touch, pushed along and no impression 2f out, ridden and ran to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Anna Nerium (8-11) at Newmarket 7f hcp lst (1) gd in Apr.
King's Proctor (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Led 1f, tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Rayna's World (9-1) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Apr.
My Lord And Master (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 8f out, ridden over 1f out, strong challenge close home, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Crossed Baton (9-1) at Epsom 1m 2f lst (1) gd in Apr.
Rastrelli (FR) 9-2 (9-5) In touch in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left and led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newbury 1m 2f stks (3) gs in Apr beating Bombyx (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Rostropovich (IRE) (9-2) 4th of 5, 4 3/4l behind Wootton (9-2) at Longchamp 1m Grp 3 stks hvy in Apr.
Shakour (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, driven and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Beverley 1m stks (5) gd in Apr beating Wind Storm (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Fortune's Pearl (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Awkwardly away soon led and clear in centre, ridden and reduced lead 2f out, hung left over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Mildenberger (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 1f lst stks (1) gs in Apr.