Roger Charlton boasts a decent strike rate here and his filly Tides Reach has her sights lowered. Woodbridge won over 7f at Goodwood two runs ago but was tailed off over this trip at Newbury on Tuesday night. Caledonia Laird won at Bath last month but was beaten off her new mark on a return visit and looks vulnerable again here. GRATZIE's only poor run this term came when tried over 1m2f at Chepstow last month. She's been dropped a further pound since her latest fourth and Yarmouth and Willie Twiston-Davies claims a further 3lb. She can get the better of top weight Sakhalin Star and Steele Ranger to open her account at the 12th time of asking.
Sakhalin Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Billingsgate (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Tides Reach (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Towards rear centre, driven over 2f out, never on terms, weakend final furlong, 10th of 13, 12l behind Aertex (9-4) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Steele Ranger 16-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, badly outpaced in rear, never in race, 7th of 8, 14l behind Shared Equity (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Woodbridge 5-2 (9-6) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 39l behind Glebe Spirit (9-4) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Gratzie 25-1 (8-1) Keen tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Etaab (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Caledonia Laird 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd 5f out, led inside final 2f, ridden floundered and headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Sweet Alibi (9-0) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Slingsby 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 15th of 16, 41l behind Dutch Lady (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.