EVER ROSES won over C&D last season and will appreciate the return to testing ground after three modest efforts so far this season. She's just preferred to last year's winner Foreign Rhythm, who went close in an amateurs' race last time, while Untold Melody makes her handicap bow having scored on the Fibresand last month and she has scope for further progress. Sally's Swansong and Sparking look in the handicapper's grip at present but Amazing Win has slipped down the weights and may finish closer.
Sparking 4-1 (9-6) Mid-division and pushed along, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 10l behind Tongalooma (9-2) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, not able to get to winner, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Enjoyment (10-7) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Untold Melody 11-10fav (8-9) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on well, won at Southwell 6f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Apr beating Pearls From Sydney (8-9) by 1l, 7 ran.
Ever Roses 8-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Nomoreblondes (8-13) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Amazing Win (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, under pressure halfway, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 2l behind Namir (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Sally's Swansong 9-2 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2l behind Dotty Darroch (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Wotatomboy 50-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 17l behind Lindoro (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Pivotal Prospect 33-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, one pace and no impression on leading pair, 3rd of 4, 3l behind Fol Hollow (9-12) at Redcar 5f sell stks (6) sft.
Miserere Mei (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Raced wide close up, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Betty Brook (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.