EBONY EMPRESS could only stay on at the one pace when sent off favourite over course and distance four weeks ago but this looks a weaker affair and Neil Mulholland's mare is fancied to recoup losses. Winning bumper Garnock, third to Supreme Present at Stratford last month, looks the danger as she has the beating of Caldey on that run. Clonmore Dew was second in a Southwell bumper on her racecourse debut but was well beaten at Worcester on her latest start and may need more time.
Caldey 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along before 7th, ridden before next, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 32l behind Supreme Present (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Clonmore Dew 7-2 (10-9) Held up behind, headway 6f out, chased leaders over 4f out to over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 35l behind Special Agent (11-2) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jun.
Dancing Olga 3-1 (11-7) (h) prom to 12; pu last, in a race won by Glenwood Present (12-0) at Exmoor 3m ptp gd in Jun, 12 ran.
Demood (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Prominent, challenged 8f out, ridden over 4f out, edged left from over 3f out, one pace 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 26l behind Hannah Just Hannah (11-0) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gf in Jun.
Ebony Empress (IRE) 6-4fav (10-10) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along in 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden and kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Amazing D'azy (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Garnock (IRE) 3-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, took closer order before 6th, went 2nd before last, until no extra run-in, 3rd of 11, 16l behind Supreme Present (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Host The Band 50-1 (9-0) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along and lost place 6f out, no chance after, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Taste The Wine (9-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May (flat).
Kentford Heiress 66-1 (10-1) Always towards rear, last of 8, 49l behind Supreme Present (11-3) at Southwell 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.