Corn Maiden has gone up 7lb since her Yarmouth win and has yet to score in this higher grade. NORTHSIDE PRINCE is much preferred as his Musselburgh victory came in a Class 4 contest and he certainly wasn't winning out of turn. He's 8lb higher now but still very well treated on past form and should take all the beating again. Meetings Man will enjoy a return to a faster surface but Archie Rice is out of sorts and Camelopardalis may be too high in the weights now. St Ignatius is better on Fibresand.
Meetings Man (IRE) 11-4 (9-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Rocky Elsom (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Northside Prince (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, switched left over 3f out, led going well 2f out, clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f (4) gs beating Merchant Of Dubai (9-13) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Ex Oriente (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Dwelt, raced wide, headway after 2f, close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, soon eased and switched to far side rail, last of 15, 36l behind Streets Of Newyork (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
St Ignatius 33-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders on outside, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened and behind, tailed off, last of 12, 33l behind Spice Fair (9-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Archie Rice (USA) 25-1 (9-6) Took keen hold tracking leaders, steadied off heels and lost place 7f out, never on terms after, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, 6th of 8, 13l behind Anaconda (10-0) at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (5) gf.
Corn Maiden 3-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, smooth headway between horses over 3f out, 2nd 3f out, ridden over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, shaken up and clear inside final furlong, eased final 75 yards, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Highlife Dancer (9-4) by 4l, 6 ran.
Camelopardalis 5-4fav (9-4) Tracked leader, pressed over 3f out, evry chance over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) sft.