A tough finale but SPIRIT OF THE LAW will take some beating after George Chaloner steered him to victory at Yarmouth. A 4lb rise isn't excessive and his young rider's claim is a major plus. Richard Fahey also runs Las Verglas Star, who has plenty of strong form in slightly better company, but Irish raider Star Links is best on Polytrack or ground with plenty of give. Gaul Wood has struggled at the weights since landing a Sandown handicap in September but Proofreader made a winning debut at Newmarket and wasn't at his best when tackling 1m4f at Doncaster in October so has to be kept on the right side. Tres Coronas has twice finished behind Beaumont's Party already this season and a big run from that winner earlier can boost his chances. Haylaman is 2lb lower than when scoring at Newmarket in July so is another to watch out for under Jamie Spencer.
Gaul Wood (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Led until narrowly headed 2f out, chased leader, ridden and still pressing over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 6, 1 1/2l behind Mia's Boy (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Proofreader 4-1fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, 14th of 21, 24l behind Party Line (8-8) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct.
Swing Alone (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Close up, headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar beating Aquilonius (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Amaze 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Two For Two (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
John Biscuit (IRE) 11-1 (8-3) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Area Fifty One (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, soon every chance, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr beating Tenure (8-13) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Modernism 7-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 10l behind Handsome Man (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Haylaman (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Snooky (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Tres Coronas (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 12, hd behind Icebuster (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Star Links (USA) 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, challenged and on terms 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Jackemil (8-10) at Limerick 1m hcp.
Break Rank (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Last trio, headway on outside and edged left over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on but no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Sunpass (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Cawett Cove (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Soon led, 3 lengths clear 5f out, ridden and joined from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Spirit Of The Law (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.