Three year-olds have won two of the last three runnings and are well represented with Amour Propre and Rievaulx World but CHIEF EDITOR can pull rank and put the youngsters in their place. Borderlescott gained an emotional and deserved victory in the Nunthorpe when a number of today's rivals were behind and this popular sprinter has an excellent record when fresh and should go well. Rievaulx World looked in need of the run at Nottingham and paid the price for trying to match strides with Strike The Band but has a bit to prove now nonetheless. Amour Propre is an exciting prospect and very fast; his trainer has mentioned him in the same breath as Kyllachy and Airwave and he should enjoy a profitable season although any rain would be to the detriment of his chances. Dandy Man deserves a change of luck but fate always seems to conspire against him and he's opposable with his losing streak stretching back more than two years. Fat Boy could hold his own at this level with another year on his back whilst King's Apostle and Moorhouse Lad are worthy of mention but there are reasons for believing that Chief Editor can make a successful transition to Pattern company. He's got very little to find on the book in any respect and has won two of his three starts since joining this yard towards the end of last season. His Newbury success came under topweight, was a career best performance and came in the style that suggested he has plenty more to offer. There's a slight question mark about quick ground despite his win at Haydock but we're prepared to overlook that and fancy Chief Editor to make the headlines.
King's Apostle (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Keen early in touch, led over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, won at Ascot 6f stks (1) gd in Sep beating Diabolical (9-0) by nk, 15 ran.
Moorhouse Lad (9-0) 12th of 13, 32l behind Inspiration (9-0) at Sha Tin(HK) 6f Grp 1 gd in Dec.
Ajigolo 40-1 (8-11) Mid-division, outpaced halfway, soon weakened, 11th of 17, 5l behind Fol Hollow (8-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Borderlescott 4-5fav (10-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway to challenge 1 1/2f out, narrow lead 1f out, strongly pressed and kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo pol in Oct beating Invincible Ash (9-8) by nk, 9 ran.
Chief Editor 5-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, good headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led near finish, won at Newbury 5f hcp (2) gs in Apr beating Sohraab (8-6) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Dandy Man (IRE) (9-10) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 17, 8l behind Marchand D'or (9-10) at Longchamp(FR) 5f stks gs in Oct.
Fat Boy (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden, one pace final 2f, 5th of 12, 4l behind Enticing (8-11) at Goodwood 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Group Therapy 12-1 (8-10) Bumped soon after start, beind mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 9l behind Stoneacre Lad (9-3) at Kempton 5f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Jun.
Hogmaneigh (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway well over 1f out, ridden to press winner 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Eisteddfod (9-4) at Kempton 6f 3yo stks (3) pol in Mar.
Hoh Hoh Hoh 11-2 (9-1) Awkward start, keen, soon chased leaders, improved over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden out, won at Nottingham 5f cond stks (3) gf in Apr beating Pawan (8-10) by nk, 6 ran.
Judge 'n Jury 7-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders on stand's side, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2l behind Inxile (9-12) at Naas 5f Listed stks gd in Apr.
Matsunosuke 25-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 5l behind Tax Free (9-4) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Apr.
Rowe Park 2-1fav (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, headway to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 5f 4yo stks (3) pol in Apr beating Masta Plasta (9-5) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Strike The Deal (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, raced keenly, effort well over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 15, 1l behind King's Apostle (9-0) at Ascot 6f stks (1) gd in Sep.
Amour Propre 10-1 (9-0) Made virtually all, led stand side duo, ridden 2f out, overall leader over 1f out, stayed on gamely final furlong, held on well, won at Ascot 5f 2yo stks G3 (1) gs in Oct beating Waffle (9-0) by nk, 19 ran.
Rievaulx World 5-2 (8-4) With leader 3f, ridden and soon weakened, last of 6, 18l behind Hoh Hoh Hoh (9-1) at Nottingham 5f cond stks (3) gf in Apr.