MATERIALISM beat a subsequent dual winner when landing his maiden at Lingfield in January and looks potentially well handicapped for his return to action. Mark Johnston's colt is preferred to Trading, who won twice in April before his recent poor effort at Thirsk, but this looks tougher than the seller Dolly Parton won earlier this month. Fairlie Dinkum is slipping down the weights and will strip fitter for last month's comeback run, while Prince Of Passion and Sweet Cheeks are unexposed and could prove best of the rest.
Materialism 9-4 (9-3) Tracked leader, driven to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan beating Ana Emarati (9-3) by 1l, 8 ran.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 16-1 (9-3) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Lamasaas (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Nicola's Dream 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on well under pressure, never troubled winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Namibian (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) sft in Oct.
Dolly Parton (IRE) 11-4fav (8-5) Led until halfway, led again over 1f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, all out, won at Thirsk 6f sell stks (6) gd beating Mark Anthony (9-6) by hd, 10 ran.
Sweet Cheeks (IRE) 11-10fav (8-8) Raced far side, tracked leaders, led and overall leader halfway, hung left and headed entering final furlong, no extra, 6th of 15, 3l behind Peppercorn Rent (8-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gd in Jul.
Fairlie Dinkum 8-1 (9-6) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Dazzling Valentine (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Trading 3-1fav (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 13l behind Hernando Torres (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Purkab 33-1 (7-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Bridle Belle (8-12) at Ayr 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Fleurie Lover (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, one pace, 6th of 11, 12l behind Florestans Match (9-0) at Pontefract 6f mdn fll stks (5) gf in Apr.