Plenty with claims in a competitive sprint including Larwood, who posted a much-improved effort when scoring by four lengths over C&D on his return. In contrast, Uprise showed little improvement on last year's form when second at Wolverhampton on his reappearance, though he still has plenty of scope along with October's Newbury maiden winner Priceless Jewel. GABBIANO ran below par on his recent return at Bath but had got off the mark over track and trip in December in good style and can return to winning ways back on this surface. Mister Musicmaster and Galician have the past form to figure.
Mister Musicmaster 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 5th of 6, 20l behind Ballesteros (9-1) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) hvy in Apr.
Priceless Jewel 8-1 (8-12) Made all, pushed clear over 1f out, easily, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Oct beating Tawaasul (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Gabbiano 7-2 (9-3) Went right start, took keen hold tracking leaders, went 3rd 2f out, hung badly left to far rail over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Fanrouge (9-7) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Sheikh The Reins (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 31l behind Paloma's Prince (8-11) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Larwood (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, headway to lead over 1f out, ran on well, eased towards finish, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating Auntie Mabel (8-9) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Adranian (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 13, 9l behind Bartolomeu (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Galician 3-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 6l behind Shamaal Nibras (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Safari Sunseeker (IRE) 10-11fav (9-3) Held up in touch, smooth headway 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well, comfortably, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Duke Of Clarence (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Uprise 2-1fav (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, kept on, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Bartolomeu (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.