THUNDEROUS MOOD may be able to land this at the expense of Rondeau and Phantom Whisper amongst others. The selection was a smart juvenile performer which saw him start off his three year old career on a mark of 104 but that had dropped to just 78 on his final start of 2009 in December. He's a pound higher now and is clearly competitive these days and may be able to gain due reward. He wasn't beaten far at Windsor last time when Phantom Whisper was amongst those behind but Rod Millman's course and distance winner is on a decent mark these days and will pop up in one of these races one of these days. Rondeau has done the majority of his racing on the all-weather but has won on turf at Brighton which bodes well for his chance of handling the contours and he's gone close from similar marks in the past. Sherjawy was winning for the third time in seven starts when taking the honours at Brighton so can't be ignored whilst My Kingdom is also capable of making his presence felt but Thunderous Mood is taken to strike.
My Kingdom (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 7, 5l behind Imperial Guest (9-4) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Thunderous Mood (USA) 13-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, raced in last place, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Getcarter (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Phantom Whisper 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden halfway, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Getcarter (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Rondeau (GR) 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Quasi Congaree (8-8) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Sherjawy (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Tiger Trail (8-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Quasi Congaree (GER) 10-3fav (9-2) In touch, ridden to go 3rd over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 25l behind King's Caprice (9-1) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Requisite 33-1 (9-4) In rear, headway towards inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Titus Gent (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Doctor Hilary 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 5l behind King's Caprice (9-1) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.