Hawsies Dream and the frustrating Sand Grouse look up against it on today's terms, but only 3lb separates the remaining runners on official figures. With Royal Guinevere returning from a lay-off and Forceful Flame looking pretty exposed after a modest reappearance at Kempton, this looks like a rematch between Carina Palace and ADMIRALOFTHESEA. The former is weighted to reverse recent running over 7f at this track, but Robert Eddery's colt won a shade cosily once he found top gear and is taken to defy a penalty and follow up.
Admiralofthesea (USA) 10-11fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led just inside final furlong, hard ridden, stayed on well, won at Kempton 7f 3yo stks 0-65 (6) pol beating Carina Palace (9-0) by nk, 4 ran.
Carina Palace 4-1 (9-0) Steadied start, in touch, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 4, nk behind Admiralofthesea (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo stks 0-65 (6) pol.
Forceful Flame 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Indian Affair (8-5) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Hawsies Dream 12-1 (9-2) With leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Jordanstown (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Royal Guinevere 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 11l behind Spokeswoman (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Sand Grouse 2-1fav (9-5) Bumped start, held up in touch, headway 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 2l behind Brynford (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.