PURPLE 'N GOLD has every chance at the weights and arrives on the back of a win in similar company at Yarmouth. There looks no reason why he can't go in again and he's preferred to Vivid Blue. Connections will be hoping first-time blinkers bring about a return to form for the latter as the Southwell winner has claims on her best efforts while Purple Affair has a second in a classified race at Nottingham to his credit. The remainder look up against it on today's terms, however, considering their recent poor form.
Surrey Dream (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 10, 49l behind Golden Jubilee (8-13) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Vivid Blue 11-2 (8-12) Set steady pace until over 4f out, remained prominent, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 7l behind Appealing (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Prominent, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, soon led, drifted right inside final furlong, kept on, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo app sll (6) gf beating Elegant Ophelia (8-4) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Purple Affair (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, carried left over 5f out, soon lost place, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 7th of 14, 7l behind Annie Walker (9-2) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Fen Flyer 50-1 (7-10) Raced alone on far rail, never on terms, 12th of 15, 12l behind Sarah Berry (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Secret Jubilee 25-1 (9-0) Started slowly, last pair, never involved, 9th of 12, 17l behind Poisson d'Or (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (5) gs.
Trulee Scrumptious 200-1 (8-9) Chased leaders over 8f, 12th of 13, 29l behind Pink Damsel (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f mdn fll stks (5) gf in May.