POLAR VORTEX never looked like catching the winner when runner-up on her debut at Windsor. But that experience will stand her in good stead here and Ryan Tate's allowance further helps her cause so she gets the vote. Parsley and Gregoria are both newcomers to note but fellow debutant Lanai is a half-sister to Group 3 winning sprinter Roger Sez among others and David Barron's filly could go close. Lunar Knot may prove best of the rest unless Alpha Spirit shows a big improvement.
Alpha Spirit 12-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden halfway, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 8l behind Kool Kompany (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Apr.
Gregoria (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Queen Padme.
Lanai (IRE) Camacho filly out of Stately Princess.
Lunar Knot 15-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, outpaced halfway, soon hung left, rallied under pressure over 1f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Charlie's Star (8-6) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Apr.
Multi Quest 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 10l behind Ahlan Emarati (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Apr.
Parsley (IRE) Zebedee filly out of Montefino.
Pearlise (FR) 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 28l behind Midterm Break (9-5) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Apr.
Polar Vortex (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Prominent on wide outside, ridden 2f out, stayed on to 2nd entering final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Low Cut Affair (8-6) at Windsor 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Apr.
Sculptured (FR) Archipenko filly out of Kelang.
Seamoor Secret 66-1 (9-0) Led until 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 9th of 14, 13l behind Ahlan Emarati (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Apr.