SPIRIT OR SOUL stayed on at just the one pace to finish fourth in soft going at Nottingham on his return. But he'll have come on for that and Marco Botti's colt is fancied to make a winning handicap debut ahead of Southwell maiden winner Deep Resolve. The latter is preferred to Innocent Touch, well beaten on his only start so far in testing ground, but Barleycorn Lady is another handicap debutante to consider on last month's victory at Newcastle. Aldreth showed a bit more when well backed at Wolverhampton on his reappearance and makes most appeal of the rest.
Spirit Or Soul (FR) 10-1 (9-5) Took keen hold early, held up in touch, switched out over 3f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Gm Hopkins (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Deep Resolve (IRE) 11-4 (8-13) Prominent, led 4f out, ridden 2f out, ran on, readily, won at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Apr beating Va Benny (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Innocent Touch (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Al Busayyir (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Eddiemaurice (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, always behind, 8th of 14, 16l behind Penhill (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (5) gd in Apr.
Sketch Map (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden 4f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 12l behind Arrowzone (9-0) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Barleycorn Lady (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, led over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, won at Newcastle 1m mdn flls stks (5) sft in Apr beating Missy Wells (9-13) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Aldreth 4-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride and early reminders, headway chasing leaders 8f out, went 2nd over 6f out, led narrowly 2f out, hung left under pressure and headed over 1f out, hung left and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Vosne Romanee (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.