SPRING SNOW is taken to go one better than on debut although she may have something to fear from Sweet Irony, Cloudy Joe and Kasbadali and that's before we come to the newcomers. The selection hails from the Swinbank yard which excels in these races and Spring Snow stayed on strongly at Southwell to finish second having raced a shade too green in the early stages. Having cost 130,000 dollars as a yearling, he's just the type that his yard does well with and he's sure to go close. Sweet Irony left his debut form behind to finish a clear third behind two good horses at Ascot and represents a clear threat on that form whilst Cloudy Joe and Kasbadali have shown promise in one outing apiece and are entitled to improve. Jomade is out of a bumper winner, Tippering cost a pretty penny and Jukebox Melody looks an interesting type being by Brian Boru and the market should help sort the wheat from the chaff in regard to the newcomers but supporters of Spring Snow may be able to make hay.
Cardigan Island (IRE) Winged Love gelding out of Wollongong.
Kasbadali (FR) 9-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 6f out, kept on final 2f, no impression, 4th of 12, 13l behind Gorgehous Lliege (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
The Wee Midget 25-1 (10-11) Prominent, soon lost place, held up, weakened 6f out, 8th of 14, 39l behind King Of The Night (11-0) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf in Sep.
Tippering (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Tart Of Tipp.
Cloudy Joe (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on always held, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Muldoon's Picnic (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gf in Apr.
Jomade (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Culmore Native.
Jukebox Melody (IRE) Brian Boru gelding out of Carmels Cottage.
Moufatango (FR) Sagacity gelding out of Bold-e-be.
Spring Snow (USA) 4-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, pushed along and lost place 8f out, chased leaders over 3f out, headway on inner over 2f out, stayed on well towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Mawsem (10-13) at Southwell 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Sweet Irony (FR) 20-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, effort and every chance 2f out, one pace and no chance with leading pair final furlong, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Sprinter Sacre (10-9) at Ascot 2m NH flat (3) gs in Feb.
Whiskey Ridge (IRE) High-rise gelding out of Little Chartridge.
Searree 33-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, 7th of 11, 12l behind Mac Aeda (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May '09.
Funky Beat 100-1 (10-3) Mid-division, stuggling over 7f out, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Kind Of Easy (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Mrs Eff Tamure filly out of Roman Uproar.