This has had very little bearing on the Epsom classic in recent years but WESTERN HYMN is only 14/1 for the race and will need to win this convincingly to justify the odds. He had a run at Kempton in December and looked smart, though it was his reappearance at Newbury that convinced many he could be a genuine Derby prospect. Truth Or Dare followed two minor victories with a good run behind 2000 Guineas hope Kingston Hill at Newmarket and is probably the main threat as Master Carpenter was beaten almost eight lengths on his reappearance in the Greenham. Sir Jack Layden's close third behind Berkshire in the Royal Lodge was a surprise but he never got into the action in the UAE Derby on Meydan's Tapeta track last month.
Act Of Charity (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) 8th of 9, 14l behind Baby Foot (8-11) at Cagnes-sur-Mer(FR) 1m 3yo Listed stks fbs in Feb.
Automated 40-1 (9-5) Led after 1f, ridden 5 lengths clear over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Eagle Top (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gd.
Impulsive Moment (IRE) 5-4 (9-0) Dwelt soon tracked leader, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Dec beating Examiner (9-2) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Master Carpenter (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden and ran on well final furlong, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Kingman (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd.
Red Galileo 1-5fav (9-0) Raced keenly, made all, clear and travelling strongly 3f out, pushed out final furlong, unchallenged, won at Kempton 1m 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Oct beating Andy Dandy (9-2) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.
Sir Jack Layden 20-1 (8-9) 8th of 12, 12l behind Toast Of New York (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f 3yo Grp 2 (1) in Mar.
Truth Or Dare 16-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 10, 13l behind True Story (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 1f 3yo lst stk (1) gd.
Western Hymn 11-8fav (8-13) Steadied start, held up towards rear, shaken up and good headway over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, eased near finish, impressive, won at Newbury 1m 2f con stks (3) gs beating Snow Sky (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.