Mr Spiggott's two victories have come on soft ground but he's the type to be suited by this longer trip as is Hadaj, who finished with a flourish at Doncaster last week. Misdemeanour won twice at Kempton and, as he's by Azamour, there's every reason to believe he'll be even better on Turf while Grandeur, who won on fast ground at Brighton, didn't enjoy the heavy conditions on his return at Sandown. OPINION is the only one of these to have won over the trip which he did on soft ground at Windsor. He doesn't appear to have been harshly treated for his handicap debut and looks the one to be on.
Hadaj 16-1 (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Bronze Angel (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Trader Jack 3-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 19l behind Grey Mirage (8-7) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Apr.
Grandeur (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, pushed along inside final 3f, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on again in closing stages, 4th of 6, 6l behind Grey Mirage (8-7) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Apr.
Ghost Protocol (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leader, 7th of 11, 12l behind Rewarded (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Misdemeanour (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Last to break, held up, not much room 6f out, headway when not clear run over 2f out, switched left well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct beating Position (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Opinion (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway far side 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and closed on leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr beating Biographer (9-3) by 2l, 15 ran.
Kinloch Castle 16-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 10th of 17, 11l behind Baccarat (8-8) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Mr Spiggott (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Trail Blaze (8-12) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.