HIGHLAND GLEN looks a useful prospect and looks set to score here ahead of Quai D'Orsay and Alanbrooke. The selection was a winner at Lingfield last time and showed a significant improvement on the form he'd shown in a 1m maiden at Newmarket. He looks a useful prospect and can be expected to progress, especially at this trip. Mark Johnston's Quai D'Orsay put in a sound effort when finishing runner-up at Chester on his seasonal return earlier this month. He looks capable of improvement and should be a major worry to the selection. The second of Mark Johnston's runners here is Alanbrooke and he looks to be hitting some decent form. He put in a promising performance at Newbury last time. He should come into his own over this trip and looks an interesting horse to follow. Opinion Poll looks best of the remainder and ran respectable when last seen. He looked unhappy on the fast ground and may be suited by the surface here and is worth a mention. Check the market for a guide to the rest in a race where Sir Michael Stoute's Highland Glen looks set for victory.
Stormy Weather (FR) (8-11) 2nd of 8, nk behind Entre Deux Eaux (8-12) at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m stk in Nov.
Highland Glen 8-11fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden clear, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf beating Fisadara (8-6) by 7l, 6 ran.
Opinion Poll (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Held up in touch, improved 4f out, pressing leading pair over 1f out, eased when weakening well inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Takaatuf (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Tactic Evensfav (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, driven and 2 lengths clear when edged right over 1f out, kept on under pressure, won at Goodwood 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf beating Gibb River (8-9) by 1l, 8 ran.
Quai d'Orsay 7-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Braveheart Move (9-1) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Splinter Cell (USA) 11-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 8l behind Kings Destiny (9-0) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Simple Solution (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Perfect Truth (8-12) at Chester 1m 3f 3yo fll lst stsk (1) gf.
Classic Vintage (USA) 15-2 (8-13) Behind mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, not troubled leaders final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Aqwaal (8-4) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Sanvean (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 12l behind Midday (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo fll lst stsk (1) gf.
Alanbrooke 6-4fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, steady headway on outside from 3f out, hard ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, went 2nd and closed on winner near finish, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Simon Gray (9-4) at Newbury 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Distant Memories (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Made all, stayed on well from over 1f out, won at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Nov beating Inflammable (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.