No doubt better will be expected of Tazweed this year but the same can be said of HESPERIDES. She has a close-up third over 7f here to her credit and breeding suggests this longer trip will suit. Charlie Bishop's claim strengthens the chances of Represent, who should figure on his best form of last year, while Compton Target is now 10lb lower than when winning a nursery here in August. Sudden Wish ran her best race so far at Lingfield last time and the booking of Richard Hughes for Speedi Mouse takes the eye.
Represent (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Dwelt switched left start held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind Crowning Star (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Saint Irene 22-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, pushed along halfway, effort when hampered over 3f out, no threat after, 6th of 8, 11l behind Zain Princess (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Compton Target (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Held up towards rear, not much room on inner over 2f out, good headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Larwood (9-4) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Hesperides 8-1 (9-4) Raced wide, chased leaders over 4f, 10th of 11, 15l behind Elegant Flight (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Shomberg 33-1 (9-3) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 15, 17l behind Rewarded (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Speedi Mouse 11-2 (9-4) Dwelt held up in rear, effort on outer over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 9l behind Gabrial's King (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Retromania (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 10l behind Holly Martins (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Titus Bolt (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Slowly away, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind One More Roman (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Tazweed (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 15l behind Restaurateur (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Dana's Present 33-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 13l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Moment In The Sun 12-1 (8-11) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 24l behind Lady Arabella (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Handy Chat (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung left when weakening over 2f out, 7th of 8, 42l behind Valley of Destiny (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) hvy in Apr.
Song Of Joy (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Dwelt and soon pushed along towards rear, ridden and some headway over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 12, 30l behind Masters Blazing (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.
Sudden Wish (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and ran on strongly final furlong, not reached leaders, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Emman Bee (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.