First Battalion stayed on well in a first-time visor to get the better of Dressing Room over this trip at Windsor and is one of the more likely winners of this finale. But Aldedash is also on the upgrade, though there is a doubt over whether he'll appreciate this longer trip on breeding. Sandusky has more to do than when landing a Kempton maiden but there are possibilities about COMMUNICATOR. By Derby winner Motivator and from the same family as useful stayer Distant Prospect Michael Bell's colt, who still holds a Derby entry, seems sure to thrive on his first try at 1m4f. Last month's Newcastle winner Ittirad has scope for further improvement but Pandoro De Lago may struggle under a penalty.
Pandoro De Lago (IRE) 11-10fav (8-8) Made all, clear from 3f out, eased heavily final 100 yards, unchallenged, won at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo fll stks (5) gf beating Brook Star (8-8) by 7l, 8 ran.
Ittirad (USA) 1-3fav (8-7) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, driven clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, eased near finish, impressive, won at Newcastle 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr beating War Poet (9-13) by 4l, 10 ran.
Communicator 4-1 (9-3) Chased leading duo, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd on inside 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Purification (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Sandusky 3-1 (8-8) Keen in touch, chased leader over 1f out, ridden and hung left final furlong, led final strides, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr beating Tappanappa (10-0) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Mattoral 5-1 (9-2) Pulled hard, in touch, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 7, 5l behind Boogie Shoes (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Aldedash (USA) 4-11fav (9-3) Made all, shaken up from 3f out, always in command, eased close home, won at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Apr beating Baltic Light (8-12) by 1l, 4 ran.
First Battalion (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Tracked leading trio, not clear run and switched left fro inside final 2f, chased leader and carried left inside final furlong, led and bumped post, won at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr beating Dressing Room (9-4) by shd, 6 ran.
Spyder 6-5fav (9-5) Keen, tracked leader, ridden halfway, soon struggling, beaten from 3f out, last of 4, 20l behind Stansonnit (9-0) at Southwell 1m 2yo nov stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Pink Diva (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, ridden to lead when hung right over 1f out, soon hard pressed, wandered and headed narrowly final 100 yards, rallied to regain lead post, won at Pontefract 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep beating Tiger Webb (9-3) by hd, 6 ran.
Man of God (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Dwelt, led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep beating Parlour Games (9-3) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Lexington Bay (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden to chase leaders on outside over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Diplomasi (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Rasam Aldaar 4-1 (8-7) Prominent, chased winner over 9f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, outpaced by winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Gawaarib (8-7) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.
Lady Amakhala 7-1 (9-1) Disputed 3rd on inside, ridden over 3f out, lost place and behind over 2f out, switched outside and ran on inside final furlong to go 3rd post, no impression, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Itzakindamagic (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Circus Star (USA) 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon outpaced, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Diamond Vision (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) gf in Apr.
Prince Freddie 5-2fav (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, chased winn over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Szabo's Destiny (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Bouggatti 11-4fav (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead well inside final furlong, just held on, won at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Unknown Rebel (9-3) by shd, 7 ran.
Dark Dune (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Prominent, took keen hold, led 10f out, ridden over 1f out, just held on, won at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr beating Pretty Diamond (9-5) by hd, 5 ran.