Refer made all on the fast ground at Bath and with further progress likely will take some catching despite a big weight. Strategic Strike also led all the way to score at Wolverhampton last month as did Continental Divide at the same venue so it's possible the trio will hand the initiative to a strong finisher. Duroble Man also likes to be up with the pace so it's WOODSTOCK, who was sent into Group 3 company after landing a Lingfield maiden but finished tailed off, who is handed the vote in a tricky finale though Plutocracy is another to keep an eye on.
Refer 9-4fav (8-9) Made all, driven 2f out, ridden when pressed inside final furlong, kept on, won at Bath 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Apr beating Could Be (8-9) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Strategic Strike (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Made all, ridden clear 2f out, idled inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr beating Bold Assertion (9-5) by 1l, 7 ran.
Woodstock (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway on wide outside 5f out, chased leading pair over 4f out, soon pushed along, came centre course in straight, weakened 3f out, eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Sugar Boy (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Duroble Man 8-1 (9-4) Prominent, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Canadian Run (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Continental Divide (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Made all, pressed 2f out, hung right entering final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Maakirr (9-10) by 3l, 12 ran.
Plutocracy (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Soon outpaced towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 10, 5l behind Chengho (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Ivanhoe 14-1 (9-5) In touch on outside, outpaced 3f out, no impression final 2f, 9th of 14, 5l behind Echo Brava (9-3) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Countess Lovelace 4-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, driven inside final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression with leading trio, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Gabrial's Wawa (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
House of Orange (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Soon pushed along and in touch, carried head high under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 10l behind Tajheez (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.