HATTON FLIGHT has resumed his progression this season and although this is a tougher race he is preferred to Inventor, Precision Break and Pevensey. The selection has a 6lb rise in the weights for his comfortable win at Epsom last time. He evidently gets on well with jockey William Buick (6 wins from 8 rides) and with the ground no problem he is fancied to win again. Also coming here on the back of a win is Redesignation who was able to oblige at Doncaster last time. He is another progressive young horse who is sure to be competitive under just a 3lb rise in the weights. Storyland is a course and distance winner, whilst this is the sort of big field that Pevensey can excel in. Resplendent Light is open to more improvement this season and although he signed off with a poor effort last season, the progeny of Fantastic Light tend to progress well and the drop in trip is also in his favour. Boz and Precision Break were both in the winners' enclosure when last seen before breaking up for the winter and of the pair it is the last-named who makes most appeal assuming that they go a strong tempo throughout as he is a strong stayer. Record Breaker and Dansili Dancer must be respected, as both ran better than their finishing position last time might suggest. Sereth is one to watch in the betting as this German recruit is unexposed and represents shrewd connections, but in a race where the market will help provide some further clues, it is Hatton Flight who can complete the hat-trick.
Sereth (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Always rear, struggling over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 26l behind Enroller (8-11) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr.
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f, driven and one pace final furlong, 7th of 21, 10l behind Tropical Strait (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcap (2) sft in Nov.
Dansili Dancer 15-2 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Hatton Flight (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Inventor (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Led until headed entering final furlong, kept on, lost 2 places near finish, 4th of 19, 3/4l behind Night Crescendo (8-11) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gs in Oct.
Redesignation (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden along and headway 2f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, kept on, won at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr beating Granston (8-7) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Resplendent Light 10-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 4th of 6, 16l behind Savarain (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in Oct.
Night Crescendo (USA) 14-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden to lead over 3f out, headed over 2f out then weakened, 10th of 11, 17l behind Dansant (9-8) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Hatton Flight 9-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (3) gd in Apr beating Mezzanisi (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 18 ran.
Pevensey (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, last of 6, 27l behind Ladies Best (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Apr.
Precision Break (USA) 4-7fav (9-11) Made all, ridden and hung right from over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (4) pol in Nov beating Lochiel (9-10) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Boz 14-1 (9-6) Held up, headway 3f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on to lead well inside, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (3) pol in Oct beating The Carlton Cannes (9-5) by nk, 12 ran.
Storyland (USA) 7-2fav (8-8) In rear, plenty to do over 2f out, headway on outside well over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 4l behind Mischief Making (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 5f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Oct.
Record Breaker (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, chased leader 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 18, 8l behind Hatton Flight (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (3) gd in Apr.
Dance The Star (USA) 5-1 (8-11) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Press The Button (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (3) pol in Apr.
Distinctive Image (USA) 5-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, raced keenly, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, shd behind Hatton Flight (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Baylini 33-1 (9-2) Towards rear, steady headway from over 1f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 16, 1 1/4l behind Greylami (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.