Reyaadah began her career in fine style but hasn't progressed as expected and was well behind Hot Snap in the Nell Gwyn on her reappearance. Keeping's Dundalk victory over Bint Nayef doesn't look quite good enough but her compatriot Salhooda is expected to do well over middle-distances this year. Gertrude Versed has only raced on Polytrack but was such an easy winner at Kempton that she shouldn't be dismissed but it's THE LARK who gets the vote. Michael Bell's filly is by PIvotal out of a mare who won over 1m6f so this sort of trip and further should be ideal. She's entered for the Oaks and can take this on the way to Epsom.
Banoffee (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Led after 1f, joined over 3f out, headed narrowly over 2f out, shaken up to lead again inside final furlong, ran on(clever ride), won at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gs in Apr beating Harbinger Lass (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Elik (IRE) 5-6fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, tracked leader over 6f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Woodland Aria (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Gertrude Versed 4-5fav (8-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn fll (5) pol in Jan beating Easy Life (8-4) by 7l, 8 ran.
Harbinger Lass 7-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Havana Cooler (9-5) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Hollowina 12-1 (8-12) Close up, outpaced and dropped to rear 3f out, rallied approaching final furlong, switched left and stayed on to go 4th post, 4th of 8, 10l behind Pure Excellence (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Jathabah (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Started slowly, took keen hold and held up in rear, steady headway 4f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Spillway (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Keeping (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Made virtually all, went clear from 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, comfortably, won at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn fll pol in Apr beating Bint Nayef (9-0) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Premium 10-11fav (8-2) Slowly away, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead closing stages, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Excellent Puck (8-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Reyaadah 20-1 (8-12) In touch, effort 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 14l behind Hot Snap (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Salhooda (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Prominent, disputed after 2f, close 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, joined leader inside final furlong, led close home, won at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn in Sep beating Hanky Panky (9-0) by hd, 15 ran.
The Lark 7-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, stayed on strongly, won at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct beating Kalispell (9-0) by 1/2l, 15 ran.