Split Rock has decent claims dropped in class and finished ahead of Orton Park when third at Newmarket last month. He may find the weight concession to LEXINGTON ROSE beyond him in this, however, as the latter had Champagne Babe well behind when going close in the Hilary Needler at Beverley last time and can go one better in today's company. Robynelle won her maiden at Carlisle last month but that's not much stronger form than Proclamationofwar's second at the same track on his latest start and that pair are hard to separate.
Split Rock 3-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, chased leading pair, pushed along and outpaced halfway, edged left soon after, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 3, 2 1/4l behind Thunder Strike (9-0) at Windsor 5f 2yo stks (2) gd in May.
Proclamationofwar 8-13fav (9-5) With leader, led approaching final furlong, kept on and headed last 50 yards, no extra, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Muspelheim (9-5) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Orton Park (IRE) (9-2) 4th of 8, 4l behind Vorda (8-9) at Chantilly(FR) 5f 2yo stk sft in Apr.
Robynelle 3-1 (9-0) With leader, led halfway, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, won at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May beating In Focus (9-5) by nk, 8 ran.
Champagne Babe 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 6l behind Ventura Mist (8-12) at Beverley 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gd in May.
Lexington Rose 6-4fav (8-12) Led, hung left over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 11, nk behind Ventura Mist (8-12) at Beverley 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gd in May.