Choisan came good again over 1m6f at Musselburgh last week and carries a penalty as he steps up in trip. Naburn won over the same distance at Catterick but was well beaten in an amateurs race last time while Travel was tailed off at Doncaster having rattled up a hat-trick on the all-weather earlier. Jan Smuts finished just ahead of Longshadow when second at Redcar and makes more appeal than Sergeant Pink over today's trip. But PERFECT SUMMER is the least exposed and despite stepping up in distance on her return to action, she gets the vote to open her account for the Cecil yard.
Choisan (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Prominent, led over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, won at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Medieval Bishop (9-1) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Rosairlie (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 11, 9l behind Naburn (9-4) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Baccalaureate (FR) 40-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, soon lost place, eased over 2f out, 8th of 9, well behind Brigadoon (9-5) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Naburn 5-2fav (10-12) Held up, ridden and headway on outside over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Ballyheigue (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 6f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in Apr.
Perfect Summer (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden chasing leaders 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (9-4) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Travel (USA) 9-1 (8-6) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along halfway, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Perfect Heart (9-12) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leading pair, ridden and headway inside final 2f, stayed on to chase winner final 100 yards, held near finish, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Dubara Reef (8-9) at Redcar 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Longshadow 5-2fav (8-13) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, challenged inside final 2f, every chance entering final furlong, no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Dubara Reef (8-9) at Redcar 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Petella 28-1 (9-0) Mid-division in touch, outpaced 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Dubara Reef (8-9) at Redcar 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Cowslip 9-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden to chase leading trio over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, lost modest 4th near finish, 5th of 15, 13l behind Dubara Reef (8-9) at Redcar 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, took keen hold, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind A Southside Boy (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.