EMPEROR JULIUS has the best form on offer and can take advantage despite having his first outing since November. Jo Crowley's charge had a couple of subsequent winners behind when runner-up over a mile at this track and a similar effort will suffice in this company. Viva L'Inghilterra will have improved for her recent debut fourth and looks better than Guru Baby and Sid while newcomer Back On The Trail makes little appeal on breeding.
Sid 66-1 (8-12) Keen and tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 12l behind Lovat Lane (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb '12.
Back On The Trail Singspiel gelding out of Boleyna.
Emperor Julius (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Kuantan One (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Guru Baby 100-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Byroness (8-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Viva L'inghilterra (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In touch, switched left 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 5l behind Golden Causeway (8-11) at Kempton 7f mdn fll (5) pol.