Sir Michael Stoute's Magnetic Force has shown a consistent level of form in his four starts so far but he looks to be one of the yard's lesser lights with a better bet looking to be ACTIVATE, who is preferred to Dromore. Andrew Balding's gelding is better than he showed at Newbury last time and is closely matched with the selection on their running here in April so he has to be considered back on the Polytrack following that disappointing effort at Newbury. Ralph Beckett's Keenes Royale was similarly below par last time and may now be a shade high in the weights following a hat-trick of successes here and at Wolverhampton. John Gosden's Arctic Cosmos looked well held on his handicap debut at Newbury last month, while William Knight's Missionaire has not been beaten far in his last two outings but is not sure to appreciate the longer trip today. The vote then goes the way of Michael Bell's Activate, who has shown much improved form this term with a good win in a course and distance handicap followed by a solid effort when chasing home Berling at Newbury, and he can resume winning ways.
Dromore (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, some headway 4f out, weakened approaching 3f out, 12th of 15, 17l behind Green Moon (8-11) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Keenes Royale 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leader until pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 6, 44l behind Into Wain (8-13) at Ffos Las 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Activate 9-2fav (9-1) Held up in rear, good headway on outside 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Berling (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Sierra Alpha 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leader 2f, in touch after, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Vulcanite (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Arctic Cosmos (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, not clear run from 3f out until 2f out, ridden and stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Berling (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Missionaire (USA) 13-2 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Agent Archie (8-10) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Calypso Star (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Behind, headway 2f out, effort approaching final furlong, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 7l behind Love Action (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Goodlukin Lucy 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 21l behind Atlantic Tiger (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Ugalla 25-1 (7-13) Broke well, mid-division, ridden and headway 3f out, edged right over 2f out, soon edged left, led 1f out, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gf in May beating Never Can Tell (8-1) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Higgy's Ragazzo (FR) 16-1 (8-13) Held up, effort on rails when badly hampered 3f out, no danger after, 9th of 12, 12l behind Berling (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Magnetic Force (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Bay Willow (9-3) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Beat Route 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, eased over 1f out, last of 8, well behind Trovare (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.