Tote Win: £2.30 Tote Place: £1.50,2.10
Straight Forecast: £5.88 Exacta: £3.20
Jackpot: £32,411.95 carried forward to Newmarket, 6th May
Placepot: £84.80, Pool: £236342.33, 2032.48 winning tickets
Quadpot: £11.10, Pool: £11888.18, 792.32 winning tickets
An interesting Listed contest and the first four home all look up to winning more races. First prize went to Frankel's brother NOBLE MISSION, who stretched to the line in pleasing fashion once a gap opened up for him. He had looked in a little bit of trouble when the pace lifted two furlongs out as Tom Queally searched for room but Michelangelo edged to his right approaching the distance and the winner picked up in grand style to reel in Mariner's Cross for an ultimately cosy win. He is always going to be in the shadow of his illustrious sibling and stablemate but he has some good entries and can make a mark in decent company. He is 25-1 for the Derby at Epsom but may need longer to fully come together. Mariner's Cross was in the right place as the tempo increased two furlongs from home and he almost pinched the race from the front. This was a nice step forward from his victory in the Wood Ditton and there should be more to come. The third home ran a blinder on debut having been quite free in the early stages after his rider was unable to get get him dropped in with some cover. He looks a real galloper and could develop into a potential St Leger candidate. Stencive is well worth another chance as he was not in the best place once the taps were turned on. Johnny Murtagh seemed to decide quite early on his passage would be up the stands' rail and he never really got the chance to land a blow. Once seeing clear ground, he seemed to run sideways a little in The Dip and also shy away from the crowd for a fraction of a second. These were just signs of a horse learning his trade so let's assume he will benefit from the run mentally and the fact he was just 4-1 in the betting suggests he is held in some regard. Mister Music went from the front early on but was left well behind inside the distance - no shock as he was the most exposed facing some very promising types.