OCEAN STORM has little to fear from those with experience having made the frame in his last three outings. A repeat of last month's third at Sandown in particular should be enough to open his account. The newcomers look likely to provide the main threat to James Tate's colt given Zal Zilhom is a half-brother to 7f winner Fred Willetts and the speedy Whozthecat while Zumurudah can count middle-distance winner Lee Miller among her relatives. The remainder are hard to fancy on what little they've shown to date.
L'es Fremantle (FR) Orpen colt out of Grand Design.
Ocean Storm (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, impeded entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Claim The Roses (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Zal Zilhom (IRE) Verglas colt out of Intaglia.
Shirocco Passion 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 19l behind Adhwaa (9-0) at Doncaster 7f 2yo stks (5) fm.
Slinky Mcvelvet 200-1 (8-9) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 15, 13l behind Know Your Name (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Zumurudah (FR) Dubawi filly out of Brianza.