PINTURA comes out best on official ratings and though he likes some cut in the ground he's won on all types of going and his overall form, including when fourth in the Group 1 Prix De La Foret at Longchamp, should be good enough. The old-timer Regal Parade won the Coral Sprint at York in October and is perfectly capable of a big run with his fitness advantage while Dandy Nicholls is starting to fire in the winners so Beacon Lodge, who hasn't won for two years, is capable of bouncing back. Majestic Myles has a stiff task with his Listed penalty but the consistent Arnold Lane is always worth a second look and this is his best trip.
Majestic Myles (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led 2f, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra, 7th of 22, 3 1/2l behind Levitate (8-4) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Mar.
Rodrigo De Torres 33-1 (9-7) Led, driven and headed inside final 2f, soon lost place and weakened, 11th of 12, 17l behind Diescentric (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Set The Trend 20-1 (9-9) Raced stand side, chased leaders, under pressure when groups merged over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 25l behind Skilful (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Arnold Lane (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden along and 5th over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Custom Cut (9-3) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1).
Beacon Lodge (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Taken to post early, pulled hard held up in touch in rear, headway to track leaders over 2f out, challenged winner and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Moone's My Name (9-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Dubai Hills 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 18, 16l behind Educate (9-8) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Pintura 7-1 (9-2) 4th of 12, 5l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 7f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Regal Parade 13-2 (9-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Jack Dexter (9-5) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Mar.