TRUMPET MAJOR is clear at the weights and gave the impression this longer trip would suit when landing a Group 2 over a mile at Sandown on last year's reappearance. Dropped in class today, he can get the better of Modernstone, The latter gave the Winter Derby a miss for a crack at this and looks to have every chance on his second to Grandeur last time when Tinshu was well beaten. Energia Davos and Contributer are of similar ability, though the former has the more recent form with placed efforts in tough handicaps at Meydan. Squire Osbaldeston won a Class 4 handicap over track and trip last time but looks outmatched in this company.
Contributer (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, chased leader over 2f out until ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd place inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Hillstar (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Energia Davos (BRZ) 9-2 (9-3) 5th of 10, 4l behind Tha'ir (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp in Feb.
Squire Osbaldeston (IRE) 7-4fav (9-6) Held up in mid-division, headway on wide outside over 2f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, ridden and sustained run inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Ishikawa (8-8) by nk, 13 ran.
Trumpet Major (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 7l behind Fiesolana (9-0) at Newmarket 7f Grp 2 (1) gs in Oct.
Modernstone 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Grandeur (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Tinshu (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 16l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f Group 3 (1) pol.