The former, trained by Reg Akehurst and a runaway winner of the Spring Mile consolation event last season, kept the Ladbroke phone lines busy and was been supported down from 25-1 to 12-1 favouritism.
Similarly, Beauchamp Jazz, trained by champion trainer John Dunlop, was the subject of some hefty support down from as high as 33-1 to 16-1.
One punter staked pounds 1,000 each-way on the Gay Kelleway-trained Samwar at 33-1 with the Tote, who subsequently brought the four-year-old into 20-1.
Among the other horses to attract money were Neville Callaghan's Tarawa, Mary Reveley's Billy Bushwacker and The Queen's Beyond Doubt - a springer from 33-1 to 12-1 joint-favourite with Ladbrokes.
Latest betting with William Hill, the race sponsors, is: 12-1 Sharp Prospect, 14-1 Beyond Doubt, Tarawa, 16-1 Beauchamp Jazz, Billy Bush-wacker, Decorated Hero, Delta Soleil, 20-1 others.Reuse content