Trainer John Gosden has his string in good form and that looks to continue here with CADRE looking the likely winner ahead of Gallantry while Mutamared could represent some value for a place. This will only be the pick's third start and it's been a while since we saw him cruise to victory in a maiden over distance at Kempton. It's turned out he didn¿t have much to beat that day and although it's possible his mark could be a little over inflated he is entitled to show us more. Gallantry will be racing under top weight after landing back to back victories in slightly weaker races. The form is a little weak from his neck victory at Wolverhampton over a longer trip last time out and his rating looks high. Mutamared has been prolific in claimers this winter landing a five timer but did prove ability for this class with a good looking runner¿s up spot two starts back off this mark and is should go well again at a bigger price. Marco Botti's runners are going well and his Orpenindeed looks weighted to challenge while Electric Warrior is something of a course specialist but has shown very little in handicaps. A decent contest to start the day which should go the way of Cadre.
Gallantry 20-1 (9-4) Held up, headway on inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged right, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Leonaldo (8-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Orpenindeed (IRE) 11-4fav (8-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, kept on, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Al Muheer (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (3) pol in Mar.
My Gacho (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Raced keenly, tracked leader on inside, ridden and effort over 1f out, not quicken and weakened under pressure final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Aeroplane (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcap (2) pol in Jan.
Mutamared (USA) 5-1 (8-11) Steady start, held up in rear, shaken up over 2f out, hung let under pressure, stayed on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Al Muheer (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (3) pol in Mar.
Southandwest (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Abbondanza (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Mar.
Cadre (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up, good headway on outside 2f out, quickened up to lead inside final furlong, run on strongly, won at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep beating Pivka (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Alfresco 11-1 (8-13) Rider removed blind late, slowly away, pulled hard, headway to lead over 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Fremen (9-1) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) pol in Mar.
Mut'ab (USA) 40-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, driven up to lead after 1f, headed 2f out, weakened rapidly final furlong, last of 10, 8l behind Samarinda (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Oct.
Secret Night 13-2 (9-4) Towards rear, headway 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, stayed on well final f to take 2nd final strides, not reached winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Romany Princess (9-2) at Lingfield 1m flls hcp (3yo+) (4) pol in Nov.
Lodi (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Behind, good headway over 1f out, finished well, nearest finish, 5th of 13, 3l behind Markab (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp (3) pol in Nov.
Electric Warrior (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Held up, headway to track leaders over 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 3l behind Royal Dignitary (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.