The Newmarket-based Duke Of Grazeon is related to several winners and is one to note in the betting but STRICTLY SILCA is undoubtedly the form pick and it's about time she was winning. Her second to Toronado in an Ascot Listed race last July is far superior to anything achieved by these rivals and, though undoubtedly flattered, she has competed at a much higher level. Be Lucky made a promising debut at Doncaster then just failed to catch Flirtinaskirt at Southwell so she looks the main threat with Funding Deficit best of the remainder.
Babylon Candle 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 17l behind Lothian Countess (8-4) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr '12.
Card High (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Not much room soon after start, always behind and outpaced, last of 9, 18l behind Jubilee Dancer (9-0) at Redcar 6f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Duke of Grazeon (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade gelding out of Rambler.
Funding Deficit (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Close up, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 4l behind Line Of Reason (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Indastar 22-1 (9-0) Outpaced and always towards rear, 7th of 8, 17l behind Lady Poppy (8-12) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun '12.
Manatee Bay Royal Applause gelding out of Dash Of Lime.
Partner's Gold (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never a factor, last of 6, 19l behind Dream Cast (9-2) at Catterick 5f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf.
True That (IRE) Captain Marvelous gelding out of Bratislava.
Be Lucky 5-2 (8-12) Prominent, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, shd behind Flirtinaskirt (8-12) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in May.
Helterskelter Girl Firebreak filly out of Eloquent Isle.
Strictly Silca 6-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Country Western (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (4) pol in Mar.