MEY BLOSSOM is on a roll and can complete her hat-trick at the main expense of Tamarind Hill and Frognal. The last-named continues to attract market support before his races but his hold-up style of racing leaves him in the mercy of the gods especially over this trip. Mey Blossom is a more straight-forward option and Richard Whitaker's in-form mare has two recent Thirsk wins to her name. She seems to relish a straight sprint and should take plenty of beating under her 6lb penalty. Cape Royal is a course and distance winner and comes here in typically consistent form, Mythical Blue is nicely-handicapped now, whilst Nomoreblondes is a speedy front-runner who seems on good terms at present. Sands Crooner has four lengths to find with Mey Blossom, so a bigger threat could be Tamarind Hill who showed lots of resolution to win at Pontefract and this improving three-year-old is not discounted under just a 2lb rise in the weights. A competitive finale where the nomination goes to Mey Blossom.
Mey Blossom 15-8fav (8-8) Held up in touch, effort to squeeze between horses 1f out, soon led, idled near finish, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Mullglen (9-2) by 1l, 5 ran.
Cape Royal 8-1 (9-0) Led, hard ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Brandywell Boy (8-1) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Frognal (IRE) 2-1fav (9-9) With leaders, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 9l behind Feeling Fresh (9-0) at Carlisle 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Mythical Blue (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led and soon switched to far side rail, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Present Alchemy (9-9) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Nomoreblondes 13-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Methaaly (10-0) at Leicester 5f Ladies Handicap (0-70) (3yo+) (5) gf in Jun.
Sands Crooner (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Raced stand side, chased leaders, effort approaching final furlong, soon hard ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Mey Blossom (9-7) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Errigal Lad 22-1 (9-0) With leader, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 6l behind Abbondanza (9-2) at Ripon 6f clm stks (5) gd in Jun.
Tamarind Hill (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) With leader, led narrowly 2f out, ridden and hung right from over 1f out, ran on, held on towards finish, won at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating We'll Deal Again (8-6) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Guest Connections 14-1 (10-7) Held up, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Ivestar (10-7) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Red River Boy 13-2 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sir Mozart (9-9) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.