SANDY COVE was driven out to score over course and distance the last day and has not been harshly punished by a 3lb rise for that victory. A consistent inmate for James Eustace, the Oasis dream gelding is taken to supplement his first career success with the prospect of further improvement to come. Market observers will all have eyes for Pouncing Tiger on his handicap bow for a yard renowned for enjoying a tilt at the ring whilst Columbian Roulette has yet to display any form of note on Turf. Ametrine and Bishop Wulstan, however, are open to improvement after relatively light careers to date and appeal as the leading dangers to the selection, with King Calypso also respected.
Ametrine (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Storm Rider (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Shannon Haven (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Enquiring (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Sandy Cove 11-8fav (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Brighton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) gf in May beating My Secret Dream (8-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
Columbian Roulette (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway under pressure over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on strongly, nearest finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Pacquita (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Jersey Cream (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden 2f out, weakening when hung left under pressure over 1f out, 9th of 15, 8l behind Caledonia Laird (9-1) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in May.
Oracle Boy 9-2 (9-4) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 23l behind Nyanza (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Pouncing Tiger 50-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 12l behind Battle Command (9-5) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Female Strategy (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, no impression when hung left and ridden over 1f out, 5th of 8, 11l behind Arabian Music (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Feb.
Bishop Wulstan (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Soon well off the pace in rear, outpaced over 2f out, headway and hanging left when not clear run over 1f out, kept on into 4th inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Clapperboard (9-3) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Appellez Baileys (FR) 80-1 (8-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 19l behind Kisanji (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo app sll (6) gf.
King Calypso 10-3fav (8-9) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Graphene (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gs in May.
Sarlat 33-1 (8-3) Not much room leaving stalls, held up in last, took keen hold, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 24l behind Right Of Appeal (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Mystical Maze 33-1 (8-9) Raced wide chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 28l behind Dry Your Eyes (9-7) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in May.
Redlorryellowlorry (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Midfield, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 15, 25l behind Graphene (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gs in May.