DUTCH ROSE still managed to get her nose in front at Ripon a week ago despite having to be switched in the closing stages when short of room. With normal luck in-running, David O'Meara's filly can go in again. Dancheur shaped well enough on her recent handicap bow and has room for improvement while Hamilton winner La Salida is expected to finish a lot closer with a recent comeback run under her belt. Fifteentwo ended last season with victory in a Nottingham nursery but is 11lb higher on his return to action.
Fifteentwo 6-1 (9-6) Held up and behind, smooth headway over 2f out, chased leader 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, edged left closing stages, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct beating Class Monitor (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
La Salida 9-2 (9-3) Keen in touch, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 12l behind Half A Billion (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Dutch Rose (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon not much room, switched left entering final furlong, kept on and edged right towards finish, led post, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Springheel Jake (9-6) by ns, 10 ran.
Superplex 7-4fav (9-0) In touch, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd post, 4th of 5, 3l behind Dishy Guru (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Dancheur (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to chase winner final 75 yards, no impression, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Available (9-1) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Tahnee Mara (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Slight lead in main group, led overall halfway, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Show Flower (8-12) at Ascot 5f mdn stks (3) sft in May.
Al Shaqab (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 12l behind Our Boy Jack (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Two Cities (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, no impression on leaders final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind On The Hoof (9-3) at Beverley 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Oddysey (IRE) 5-1fav (9-7) Chased leader until 4f out, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Regal Acclaim (8-1) at Carlisle 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
First Fast Now (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Always behind, outpaced final 2f, 10th of 11, 11l behind Available (9-1) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Young Freddie (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon hung left and headed, 6th of 13, 10l behind Dos Amigos (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gs in May.
Kyllachy Dancer 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, effort over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 14l behind Towbee (9-1) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Regal Acclaim (IRE) 4-1fav (8-13) Mid-division on inside, driven 3f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sabhan (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
New Romantic 11-1 (9-0) Close up, short of room halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 10l behind Lucifers Shadow (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Dazzlin Bluebell (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 6l behind Emma Jean (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.