|2nd||French Fifteen (FR)||12/1|
|1 (2)||211-2||Abtaal (USA) 30||3||9-0||C Soumillon||J C Rouget||7/1|
|2 (8)||1222-2||Boomerang Bob (IRE) 14||3||9-0||S Sanders||J W Hills||112||40/1|
|3 (14)||12-||Born To Sea (IRE) 188||3||9-0||J P Murtagh||J M Oxx||10/1|
|4 (11)||114-3||Bronterre 14||3||9-0||J P Spencer||R Hannon||114||28/1|
|5 (12)||11-||Camelot 196||3||9-0||J P O'Brien||A P O'Brien||15/8|
|6 (5)||31158-1||Caspar Netscher 14||3||9-0||S W Kelly||A J Mccabe||114||22/1|
|7 (3)||11151-5||Coupe de Ville (IRE) 16||3||9-0||P Hanagan||R Hannon||105||66/1|
|8 (15)||313-||Fencing (USA) 196||3||9-0||William Buick||J H M Gosden||111||25/1|
|9 (16)||11121-1||French Fifteen (FR) 30||3||9-0||O Peslier||N Clement||12/1|
|10 (4)||1-3||Hermival (IRE) 30||3||9-0||G Benoist||M Delzangles||16/1|
|11 (17)||111212-||Power 210||3||9-0||R L Moore||A P O'Brien||117||7/1|
|12 (1)||4012-4||Ptolemaic 16||3||9-0 v||T Eaves||B Smart||96||250/1|
|13 (13)||11482-4||Redact (IRE) 17||3||9-0||Jim Crowley||R Hannon||109||150/1|
|14 (10)||11328-5||Red Duke (USA) 35||3||9-0||T P Queally||J J Quinn||112||66/1|
|15 (7)||153362-||Saigon 196||3||9-0||R Havlin||J A R Toller||110||66/1|
|16 (6)||11975-1||Talwar (IRE) 21||3||9-0||L Dettori||J Noseda||107||50/1|
|17 (9)||1-||Top Offer 267||3||9-0||J Doyle||R Charlton||14/1|
|18 (18)||21415-1||Trumpet Major (IRE) 16||3||9-0||R Hughes||R Hannon||116||8/1|
The Racing Post Trophy often produces a genuine Derby contender but no winner has gone on to glory in the Guineas since High Top 40 years ago and there are enough question marks surrounding Camelot, who had Fencing and Talwar well beaten at Doncaster, to oppose the unbeaten Ballydoyle colt at the likely odds. Connections have already expressed concerns over the forecast soft ground. Aidan O'Brien also saddles POWER, who won the National Stakes at the Curragh on soft going and was an unlucky second in proven Guineas trial the Dewhurst here subsequently. He had Bronterre, Trumpet Major and Red Duke behind that day and there appears no reason why any of that trio should reverse the form so the son of Oasis Dream, who has done absolutely nothing wrong so far, gets the nod in the season's first classic. Born To Sea is closely related to the brilliant Sea The Stars but was disappointingly beaten in the Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown in October while the trip is likely to prove beyond Greenham winner Caspar Netscher, though he holds Boomerang Bob, Bronterre and Redact on the form book. French Fifteen won four times as a juvenile, including a Group 1 at Saint-Cloud in October, and beat Abtaal by a neck on his reappearance at Maisons- Lafitte. He won't mind the ground so has to go on the short-list with Newbury maiden winner Top Offer the least exposed of the others.
Abtaal (USA) (9-2) 2nd of 10, nk behind French Fifteen (9-2) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 7f 3yo Grp 3 gs in Apr.
Boomerang Bob (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up tracking leading trio, headway over 2f out, went 2nd approaching final 2f, led narrowly well over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Caspar Netscher (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr.
Born To Sea (IRE) 8-11fav (9-1) Settled off strong pace in 3rd, closed entering straight, ridden to lead briefly early final furlong, no impression on winner final 100 yards, lame post-race, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Nephrite (9-1) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) in Oct.
Bronterre 8-11fav (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader, challenged 3f out, led inside final 3f, headed inside final 2f, stayed chasing leaders under pressure until weakened last half furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Caspar Netscher (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr.
Camelot 10-11fav (9-0) Held up in rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Doncaster 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Oct beating Zip Top (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Caspar Netscher 3-1 (9-0) Sweating, took keen hold tracking leading pair, travelling well when switched right entering final 2f, led approaching final furlong, stayed on, driven out, won at Newbury 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr beating Boomerang Bob (9-0) by 1l, 5 ran.
Coupe de Ville (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 11l behind Rougemont (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gs in Apr.
Fencing (USA) 9-4 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Camelot (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Oct.
French Fifteen (FR) (9-2) won at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 7f 3yo Grp 3 gs in Apr beating Abtaal (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.
Hermival (IRE) (9-2) 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind French Fifteen (9-2) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 7f 3yo Grp 3 gs in Apr.
Power 15-8fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression on leaders over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on to go 2nd final strides, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Parish Hall (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Oct.
Ptolemaic 50-1 (8-12) Raced stand side, tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 9l behind Trumpet Major (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr.
Redact (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 3l behind Telwaar (8-11) at Newmarket 7f Listed Handicap (3yo) (1) gd in Apr.
Red Duke (USA) 11-1 (8-9) 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Daddy Long Legs (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Mar.
Saigon 15-8fav (8-12) Held up towards rear, not clear run 3f out, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left, headway and squeezed through over 1f out, ran on, went 2nd close home, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Tell Dad (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Oct.
Talwar (IRE) 10-11fav (9-0) Chased clear leader, ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead final 75 yards, won at Lingfield 1m Listed Stakes (3yo) (1) pol in Apr beating Prince Alzain (9-0) by 1l, 5 ran.
Top Offer 6-4fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, good headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, quickened to lead inside final 2f, shaken up and clear 1f out, easily, won at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug beating Pulverize (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Trumpet Major (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Raced stand side, tracked leader, led and overall leader over 1f out, drifted right inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr beating Crius (8-12) by 5l, 12 ran.