DUCAL was beaten less than a length by Esprit De Midas when fourth here last month. He'd landed a double over C&D in March and looks capable of turning the tables and winning again off his current mark. Cape Rock finished just ahead of the selection last time on his first start since 2010 and also has to come into the reckoning along with April Fool, who scored at Brighton last month with Flameoftheforest behind. Aldermoor is another with a chance but Silenzio has so far proved best over 6f.
Esprit de Midas 16-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway under pressure when not clear run 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 15, 13l behind Palace Moon (9-7) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
April Fool 15-2 (9-2) Led, headed halfway, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 4l behind Viva Ronaldo (9-6) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Ducal 3-1fav (9-5) Dwelt and went left start, held up towards rear, good headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside inal furlong, unable to reach leaders, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Esprit De Midas (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Dasho 50-1 (9-0) Went right start led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 7l behind Oasis Dancer (9-0) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Tevez 16-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, not reach leaders, 4th of 15, 3l behind Global Village (9-0) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Cape Rock 25-1 (9-3) In touch, headway on outside and closed over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Esprit De Midas (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Raced centre, held up, weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Trojan Rocket (9-1) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Flameoftheforest (IRE) 85-40fav (9-6) Dwelt in touch in rear, came stand side 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 4, 7l behind April Fool (9-0) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
My Son Max 20-1 (9-1) Raced wide and keen towards rear, short lived effort on outside over 2f out, 13th of 14, 11l behind Sinfonico (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Rossetti 7-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, stayed on from over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 5l behind Lockantanks (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Silenzio 14-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 6l behind Sulis Minerva (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Aldermoor (USA) 16-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd last strides, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Ongoodform (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Peace Seeker 9-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 10l behind Italian Tom (8-7) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leading pair, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, not pace to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Smalljohn (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.