GUNDAROO sets a good standard from those with experience and, as the likes of Yurituni and In The Slips don't appear to be anything special, John Dunlop's filly is expected to hold the aces over debutantes Weeping Willow and Bintalwaadi. The selection - a daughter of leading sire Oasis Dream - made good progress from her debut when she finished second in a maiden here earlier this month. Nabbed in the shadow of the post on that occasion, Gundaroo did very little wrong and, as that experience of a battle can only have helped her along, it would be no surprise to see Shane Kelly employ slightly more patient tactics in the saddle aboard her today. Yurituni looks to be of ordinary ability and already has improvement to find, while In The Slips was very slowly into stride on her debut and was never a factor as a result. She may be better for the run, though. So a careful monitoring of the betting is advised. Bintalwaadi is bred to get a little further in time, so it would hardly be a disaster if she fell short of the mark this afternoon. Similar comments apply with Weeping Willow, whose broad-minded trainer always has the bigger picture in mind with debutantes. Therefore, with all things considered Gundaroo looks the safest option for the time being.
Antoella (IRE) Antonius Pius filly out of Bella Estella.
Baileys Gleam Compton Place filly out of Gleam Of Light.
Bintalwaadi Barathea filly out of Al Durrah.
Caramelita Deportivo filly out of Apple Of My Eye.
Casey's Rebel (IRE) Antonius Pius filly out of Agent Scully.
Ellies Image 50-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 3f out, soon struggling, 8th of 10, 19l behind Coloursoftheglen (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Fairy Promises (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Behind, soon pushed along, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 11l behind Miss Smilla (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf.
Gracelightening Reset filly out of Monica Geller.
Gundaroo 7-4fav (9-0) Led, ridden approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Miss Smilla (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf.
Hulcote Rose (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) In touch, weakened over 1f out, not much room just inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 21l behind Middle Club (9-0) at Newbury 7f 2yo stks (4) gf.
In The Slips (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, ran green in rear, made some late headway, 7th of 12, 14l behind Sent From Heaven (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol.
Weeping Willow (IRE) Kheleyf filly out of Bezant.
Yurituni 3-1 (9-0) Soon pushed along towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never any chance with easy winner, 4th of 9, 5l behind Tomintoul Singer (9-0) at Folkestone 5f 2yo stks (5) gf.