LAURELITA was aimed high on her reappearance at Saint-Cloud but failed to cope in Listed company. This is more her level and the Chepstow winner is preferred to the other lightly-raced winners Brown Eyed Honey and Melrose Abbey. The former won a 7f classified event at Kempton last time and the latter picked up a maiden race over today's trip at Chepstow. Surcingle has something to prove after a couple of poor efforts albeit in better company than this while Rosehill Artist won here last season and also drops down in class.
Rosehill Artist (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 11l behind Cloudscape (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Laurelita (IRE) (8-13) last of 6, 11l behind Stormyra (8-13) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 3yo lst stk sft in Mar.
Brown Eyed Honey 7-2 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Kempton 7f 3yo stks 0-75 (5) pol in Apr beating Seaham (9-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Melrose Abbey (IRE) 5-4fav (8-7) Chased leaders in 3rd, led over 2f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Chepstow 1m 2f mdn stks (5) sft beating Nabatean (8-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Hedge End (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 14l behind Flippant (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Surcingle (USA) 9-1 (9-0) In touch towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 30l behind Taghrooda (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf.
Crystal Nymph (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Lady Tiana (8-11) at Nottingham 1m fll hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Mollasses 25-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Sequined (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.