Sir Michael Stoute won this race 12 months ago with a three-year-old and his ROMOLA
looks the prime sort he reaps the rewards of his patience with as she bids for a hat-trick which is decidedly possible even off this 12lb higher mark. Attainment
may prove the greatest threat especially if getting an uncontested lead and he is clearly a really smart performer on AW surfaces. Although probably in need of a career-best here Cadre Du Noir
appeals as the sort who can make a breakthrough sooner rather than later and he too is highly respected.
- Cadre Du Noir