May's Boy did the job comfortably enough when scoring over course and distance last time. He's taken well to hurdles and should post another solid effort for his local yard. Taglietelle will find this a very different proposition compared to his last outing when finishing in mid-division in one of those ultra-competitive handicap hurdles at the Galway Festival. He should go very close but POETIC VERSE just receives preference. She's posted a win and three places from four hurdle starts and was always just doing enough when scoring here last month after travelling notably well through the race. She'll probably be held onto even longer this time by the useful Dean Pratt, whose 7lb claim may just be enough to give the Quinn filly the edge.
May's Boy 6-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th, not much room on inside rail and squeezed through on long run to last, led after last, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul beating Factor Fifty (10-9) by 4l, 8 ran.
Taglietelle 9-10fav (11-8) Held up off in last, moderate last halfway, some progress from 4 out, improved into 2nd and ridden 3 out, kept on same pace in moderate 2nd from 2 out, 2nd of 5, 10l behind The Housekeeper (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 6f hdl gf in May.
Roserrow 20-1 (9-4) Soon pushed along, chased leaders after 1f, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 10, 5l behind Custom Cut (9-4) at Windsor 1m Listed stks (1) gs in Jun (flat).
Sharp Rise (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leader until 4th, chased leaders, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, 35l behind May's Boy (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul.
Cherry Tiger 50-1 (10-11) In touch, not fluent 1st, raced freely, weakened before halfway, tailed off, moderate 4th, last of 4, well behind Lyric Street (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Poetic Verse 5-2fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 2 out, led last, ridden when pressed towards finish, held on, won at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul beating Gold Chain (11-2) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Idarose (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, soon dropped to mid-division, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Titus Bolt (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd (flat).
Kaylan's Rose 12-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, effort over 3f out to over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Streets Of Promise (11-3) at Hexham 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jun.
Slip Of A Girl (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place after 3f, behind final 5f, last of 8, well behind Rocket Ship (9-0) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul (flat).