HARVEST DANCER and Squall are the likeliest winners of this race whilst Madhaaq may be able to leave the form of her reappearance behind. Spa's Dancer and Mountrath have posted some fair runs in defeat but both are vulnerable to less exposed runners and are opposable. Harvest Dancer is unlikely to be much of a price having run well on both starts in above average maidens but he'll certainly deserve his position towards the head of the market as the form of his reappearance received a boost when the winner went on to finish a good second in a handicap at Newmarket over the weekend from a mark of 81. Squall wasn't terribly strong in the market on debut but shaped well in the Wood Ditton and merits respect as a result although those behind have done little for the form thus far. Madhaaq shaped with great promise in a maiden at the backend of last season and lost all chance (when a big price) on her return as she was slowly away and always tailed off with the blindfold removed late. She could be worth another chance, Osgood is another to have shown ability whilst newcomers to note include Give Your Verdict and Our Drama Queen but Harvest Dancer looks to be the one to beat.
Bowsers Brave (USA) 66-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Signor Verdi (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Affordable (IRE) Johannesburg gelding out of Nan Scurry.
Give Your Verdict (USA) Arch colt out of Remediate.
Harvest Dancer (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Held up in touch, headway on outside over 1f out, chased winner last half furlong, stayed on under pressure, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Balducci (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Lost In The Moment (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Signor Verdi (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Medici Brave Medicean gelding out of Valiantly.
Mountrath 8-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 16l behind Whirly Dancer (8-7) at Folkestone 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Apr.
Osgood 66-1 (9-3) Took keen hold in touch, ridden to press leaders well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Colonel Carter (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Rocky Mood (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Slow away, pushed along towards rear, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 34l behind Signor Verdi (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Spa's Dancer (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Broke well, prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Whirly Dancer (8-7) at Folkestone 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Apr.
Squall 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leading pair, ridden 2f out, ran on, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Diescentric (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr.
Technophobe (IRE) Noverre gelding out of Staylily.
Forget (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, beaten when not much room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Quaker Parrot (9-0) at Warwick 5f 2yo stks (5) gf in May '09.
Madhaaq (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Very slowly away, always well behind, eased final 4f, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Colonel Carter (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Our Drama Queen (IRE) Danehill Dancer filly out of Dance Parade.