Sommersturm remains as inconsistent as ever and left a poor effort behind when popping up at Wolverhampton last time. An 8lb rise will likely prevent him following up and a penalty could scupper the chances of Llamadas, who beat Hi Note at Kempton during the week. GUARDS CHAPEL also scored at Kempton last month and went close again on his latest start. He gets another chance off his current mark with Ryan Moore taking over the reins. Russian George is hard to win with but wasn't beaten far at Wolverhampton last time and could also figure.
Russian George (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Tracked leader until over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, close up when carried left entering final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Jezza (9-1) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Beat Route 7-2 (9-7) Held up, wide into straight 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 9l behind Wordiness (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Guards Chapel 11-10fav (10-2) Steadied start, held up, headway on outside over 2f out, chased winner 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Hoonose (8-12) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sommersturm (GER) 7-2 (9-9) In rear, headway and switched right 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating If I Had Him (9-7) by 4l, 8 ran.
The Absent Mare 8-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway after 6f, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Thecornishcockney (9-8) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Llamadas 11-2 (9-8) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, headway over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Bramshill Lass (9-7) by 1l, 9 ran.
Hi Note 4-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Llamadas (9-8) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Barachiel 11-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Scary Movie (9-8) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.