Gulf Punch has ability but unfortunately not the consistency to accompany it in order to make him viable punting material and is, albeit somewhat reluctantly, passed over in a riddle of a race. Rinnagree Rosie would win this if the bare form of her Ayr heavy ground success over Frankie's Promise, immensely impressive since, could be taken literally but her victim that day has improved dramatically whilst her own subsequent efforts have been well below par. The ground is a question mark for The Flaming Matron whilst High Fair could be an improver but is another unproven on heavy. In contrast, AMETHYST ROSE will handle conditions well, has a course and distance win to her name and was back to form last time after a fallow period when hunting up King's Chorister at Perth.
Gulf Punch 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway after 9th, ridden before 3 out, lost place approaching 2 out, 8th of 9, 24l behind Land Of Vic (10-9) at Ayr 3m mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Rinnagree Rosie 20-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 9, 24l behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-12) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
The Flaming Matron (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) With leader until 5th, ridden 4 out, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 7, 32l behind Baileys Concerto (10-10) at Kelso 2m 5f hcp chs (3) gs.
Amethyst Rose (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, effort 2 out, ridden and stayed on to chase winner flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind King's Chorister (9-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Apr.
High Fair 14-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden before 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Silver Gent (11-6) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.