One cannot help but feel that given the way he finished his race at York, that Glass Harmonium needs at least a mile and a half already so preference here is for FREEMANTLE ahead of the progressive pair of Palavicini and Four Winds. Aiden O'Brien's son of Galileo was second in the Dante at York, a run that means he may have the beating of Monitor Closely (fourth) and Glass Harmonium (sixth). Although this looks a good renewal, Freemantle is a deserving favourite and with no real fears over the ground whichever way it goes, he should take some pegging back. Palavicini would be a big player off level weights but he has a 5lb penalty for his recent win in Listed company last time, whilst Cashelgar and On Our Way also have to carry extra weight. The sole filly Satwa Ruby gets weight from the boys but her recent defeat in Listed company perhaps suggested at her limitations. Of more interest then is Four Winds; owned by the Queen, he was touted as a possibly Derby contender following a Newmarket win in May but he is below that level and this looks a more suitable opportunity despite the strength of the race. At a price Big Bound could run well with this track likely to suit, but he has plenty to find with Palavicini on their run in May and is opposable once again. Glass Harmonium stayed on well at York last time and he needs respect, however he looks like he may be more suited by something like the St Ledger and he could be a live outsider for that classic for a yard who won it last year with Conduit. Freemantle looks to be the class act in the line-up and is taken to storm home.
Palavicini (USA) 7-4 (9-0) Tracked leader keen early, led over 1f out, soon hard driven and kept on strongly, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stks (1) gf in May beating Father Time (9-0) by nk, 5 ran.
Cashelgar (IRE) (8-10) won at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m 2f stk in May beating Berouni (8-13) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
On Our Way 11-10fav (8-13) Pressed leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4l behind Redwood (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in Apr.
Big Bound (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Palavicini (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stks (1) gf in May.
Four Winds 11-10fav (8-12) Raced centre, held up, headway and joined main group to be in touch over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo stk (3) gf in May beating Patrician's Glory (8-12) by 2l, 7 ran.
Freemantle 13-2 (9-0) Led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 10, hd behind Black Bear Island (9-0) at York 1m 2f stks (1) gd in May.
Glass Harmonium (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Black Bear Island (9-0) at York 1m 2f stks (1) gd in May.
Kaolak (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Raced centre, overall leader, ridden and headed 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 19, 7l behind Open Sesame (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Monitor Closely (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and headway 3f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Black Bear Island (9-0) at York 1m 2f stks (1) gd in May.
Ra Junior (USA) 25-1 (8-8) Slowly away; settled in rear; never near to challenge, 9th of 13, 26l behind Regal Ransom (8-8) at Nad Al Sheba(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks 3yo+ (1) in Mar.
Spring of Fame (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Held up in 5th, pushed along 3f out, no headway until stayed on down outside final furlong, finished well to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Border Patrol (9-3) at Sandown 1m 3yo lst stk (1) gd in May.
Too Much Trouble 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, raced freely, chased winner well over 4f out until over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Golden Sword (8-12) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Satwa Ruby (FR) (8-11) 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Alpine Snow (8-11) at Le Lion D'angers(FR) 1m 3f stk.