A competitive finale in which we will side with BOLD ADVENTURE to get the better of Prince Charlemagne and Sea Cliff. The selection was only narrowly denied by Blockley last time out when he might have benefited from a more positive ride, but he won on his previous start and he will be suited by tonight's longer trip. Prince Charlemagne is another that arrives here in good form and he lost no caste in defeat behind Calzaghe at Lingfield last week. However, this is not his trip and for that reason he looks worth taking on. Sea Cliff plugged-on at the one pace last time but he is better over 2m and a better run can be expected tonight. Colourful Move shaped with promise last time out in a race which was not really run to suit. If they go a decent clip here then that should play to his strengths. This is a tough race to fathom, but Bold Adventure ticks plenty of boxes and gets the vote.
Bold Adventure 7-4 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd last strides, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Blockley (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Tabaran (FR) 100-1 (10-0) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, plugged on, never in contention, 5th of 13, 13l behind It's Dubai Dolly (8-2) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Prince Charlemagne (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Held up in touch, on inside, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Calzaghe (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Arctic Wings (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, driven 3f out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 11l behind Nobelix (9-7) at Great Leighs 1m 6f hcap (4) pol in Jan.
Sea Cliff (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Held up, ridden over 4f out, kept on final 2f, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Victory Quest (9-12) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Maximix 10-1 (8-9) Towards rear until moderate headway final furlong, 7th of 12, 9l behind Mista Rossa (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Mr Mischief 14-1 (8-12) Led 2f, stayed tracking winner to 4f out, soon ridden and weakened approaching 2f out, 9th of 10, 13l behind Shanafarahan (8-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Salut Saint Cloud 25-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, never troubled leaders, 10th of 14, 12l behind Calzaghe (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Rose Bien 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind No Rules (8-5) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Share Option 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway into 9th 4f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace approaching straight, 9th of 18, 13l behind My Valley (8-9) at Galway 2m hcp 0-80 sft in Jul '07.
The Composer 8-1 (9-6) Held up 5th, one pace final 2f, never troubled leaders, 4th of 12, 10l behind Coda Agency (9-8) at Lingfield 2m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Colourful Move 7-2 (9-3) Held up in 5th, effort and driven 2f out, went moderate 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Dramatic Solo (9-8) at Lingfield 2m hcap (6) pol in Jan.
Lady Sorcerer 9-1 (8-4) Steadied start, pulled hard towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 7l behind Shanafarahan (8-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lucky Dancer 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind No Rules (8-5) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.