Peak Royale didn't do a lot wrong in his first season and it's safe to assume he's the pick of Richard Hannon's pair on his reappearance with Ryan Moore doing the steering. Don't was backed to add to his Kempton success at that track last month but pulled much too hard and was a spent force turning for home. He's better than that while Continental Drift has to be of interest having won his only start at Kempton in October. TWIN APPEAL ran a cracker at Doncaster last week on his handicap debut and was only beaten a nose. Providing he reproduces that form on this much faster surface, he should take all the beating today. Know Your Name is exposed but looks the pick of the remainder ahead of Extremity.
Homestretch 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 11l behind Zerfaal (9-2) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Extremity (IRE) 3-1 (8-4) Prominent, came stand side and led overall over 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 10, 10l behind Muwaary (8-8) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Apr.
Continental Drift (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly away, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct beating Minnaloushe (9-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Peak Royale 5-1fav (9-4) Steadied start, held up towards rear on inside, headway on far rail over 2f out, chased leaders and every chance entering final furlong, stayed on, lost 3rd last strides, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Sahra Al Khadra (8-7) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Bold Lass (IRE) 7-4fav (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, closed over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Never To Be (8-13) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Don't 9-4fav (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear and keen, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Brown Eyed Honey (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo stks 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Know Your Name 22-1 (9-4) Held up in 6th, headway over 1f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Alquimia (9-0) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Royal Connection 8-1 (8-7) Led, soon 5 lengthes clear, headed when hung right under pressure over 1f out, weakened, 6th of 12, 14l behind Lady Tyne (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) hvy in Oct.
Twin Appeal (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, ridden and led over 1f out, soon edged left, headed post, 2nd of 11, ns behind Sakhalin Star (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.