MOOSE MORAN, Oriental Cat and Caldercruix make the shortlist here, with preference for the Henry Cecil trained Moose Moran. The trainer sets a conundrum, as he saddles two runners, both with similar profiles, and although Florentine Ruler slammed his field at Ripon, that looked a weak affair. Moose Moran's maiden win has been franked with the third scoring since, and he may be well treated. Oriental Cat shaped with promise last year, and underlined that feeling when justifying favouritism at Hamilton in style, and he could be anything and is respected. Caldercruix sets a good yardstick as he has good wins in handicap company under his belt. His wins look very solid form, and although this is a step up in class, he is respected. Moose Moran can prove best in a fascinating and competitive contest.
Monterosso 11-2 (9-3) Chased leading pair, went 2nd on inside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong but never able to challenge, 2nd of 15, 4l behind Green Moon (8-11) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Commissionaire 9-4 (9-2) Keen early, held up, pushed along 2f out, ran green and no impression on leaders from over 1f out, 4th of 5, 6l behind No Hubris (9-2) at Sandown 1m con stks (3) gd in Apr.
Stags Leap (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, soon lost place, tailed off and eased, last of 9, 44l behind Rumoush (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f 3yo Listed stks (1) gd in Apr.
Right Step 13-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, rear, pushed along halfway, headway on wide outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 15, 10l behind Green Moon (8-11) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Caldercruix (USA) 13-8fav (9-1) Made all, nudged along most of way, ridden over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, idled towards finish, won at Redcar 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating I'm Super Too (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Moose Moran (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, squeezed through on inside rail well over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, pushed clear, comfortably, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf beating Abrasive (9-3) by 3l, 9 ran.
Oriental Cat 6-4fav (8-13) In touch, switched left over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Hamilton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd beating Omaruru (8-13) by 5l, 10 ran.
Florentine Ruler (USA) 13-8fav (9-3) Held up in touch, headway over 5f out, led over 2f out, soon driven clear, impressive, eased inside final furlong, won at Ripon 1m 1f 3yo mdn (5) gf beating Rasselas (9-3) by 8l, 10 ran.
Sweet Child O'mine 9-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, prominent, switched right well over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Ice Diva (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf.