The Run for the Roses this ain't! But something has to win; so Legerwood, who has at least shown a willing attitude of late, gets the nomination ahead of Adam Eterno and Cheeky Try. The last named has a nice enough pedigree to merit a second look in the betting. But he showed very little in three starts for Dermot Weld in Ireland and, having finished down the field on his British debut, he has bit to prove. Adam Eterno has gone closer on a number of occasions and has the ability to figure at this level. Still he has a bit to find with the selection and is the likeliest candidate to play second fiddle. Legerwood sets the standard on the BHA ratings and is respected accordingly. He has held his own in stronger claimers than this and is likely to be hard to beat.
Adam Eterno (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Led, until headed 3f out, weakened from 2f out, 4th of 8, 6l behind Silca Destination (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Ledgerwood 7-1 (9-2) Set moderate pace, raced keenly, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 5l behind Carry On Cleo (8-8) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo clm (6) pol in Apr.
Cheeky Try (USA) 33-1 (8-6) Reared start, soon tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Rosie Says No (8-11) at Great Leighs 6f 3yo hcp (6) pol.
Lancaster Lad (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Prominent, raced wide, led 8f out, headed 3f out, soon weakened, last of 14, well behind Ovthenight (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Fortunes Maid (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden over 4f out, weakened well over 2f out, 11th of 14, well behind Ovthenight (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Pure Inspiration 25-1 (8-2) Soon in rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never a factor, last of 6, 7l behind Emperors Jade (8-7) at Kempton 6f mdn aut stk (6) pol in Mar.
Una Auroraborealis 40-1 (8-2) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Haydens Mark (9-7) at Great Leighs 1m 2f 3yo clm (6) pol.