Expense Claim has made giant strides this year and was very impressive when completing his hat-trick in a competitive handicap at Newbury six days ago. Andrew Balding isn't allowing him to rest on his laurels and he's already won over this trip at Kempton but MICHELANGELO has more scope and can end his winning run here. Inexperience probably cost the latter victory on his debut in a Listed race at Newmarket and the son of Galileo, who has an entry in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot, can make amends today. Jungle Beat and Perennial were fifth and sixth in the Fielden Stakes but, on a line through runner-up Mister Music, look to have little chance against the selection off level weights.
Expense Claim (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) In touch, headway over 3f out, soon every chance, led over 2f out, ran on well, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs beating Hajras (9-2) by 2l, 13 ran.
Jungle Beat (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) In touch, ridden when not much room over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 7, 7l behind Stipulate (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Apr.
Michelangelo 15-2 (8-12) Went right start, raced green early, tracked leaders over 8f out, ridden 2f out, ran on, (promising), 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Noble Mission (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs.
Perennial 5-4fav (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Stipulate (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Apr.
Polydamos 20-1 (9-2) In touch, headway to dispute 2nd 7f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 7, 38l behind Rye House (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.