Royal Alcor has decent claims off the same mark as when narrowly beaten over track and trip in September. Peachez ended last season with a win over course and distance but has been beaten out of sight in three starts so far this year. Alpine Mysteries is not easily dismissed back over today's trip after attempting 2m here last time and finishing ahead of Admiral Duque at this track before that. Singzak showed signs of a resurgence over 1m4f here recently, but breeding suggests course winner GIOIA DI VITA will appreciate this longer trip and a chance is taken that David Thompson's charge can come out best.
Royal Alcor (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, joined winner over 1f out going well, ridden and found nil inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Honoured (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Singzak 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, led 4f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Knockgraffon Lad (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) In touch, headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Cuckoo Rock (10-5) at Goodwood 1m 4f (5) sft in Oct.
Peachez 10-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, struggling over 3f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 12l behind Scottish Boogie (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Gioia Di Vita 9-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, went 3rd over 2f out, kept on same pace, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Calaf (9-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Alpine Mysteries (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) In touch towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Flemish School (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Tight Knit (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 12, 25l behind Sea Shanty (8-13) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.