STRATHCAL is marginally preferred to Salybia Bay and Beaubrav. Hughie Morrison is ticking along quite nicely this season and has been a profitable trainer to follow at this track in recent seasons whilst Strathcal can be expected to come on for his reappearance. That run saw him stay on well from off the pace in a similar race and better can be expected. Salybia Bay has been unfortunate to bump into a couple of progressive types on her last two starts; there's every danger that that will occur again but she deserves to win one of these. Beaubrav stepped up on his maiden form when finding one too strong on his handicap bow and he will be expected to build on that despite having to race from a 5lb higher mark. Good Buy Dubai is not without claims back in trip whilst the market may tell us what to expect from the likes of Melange, Heart Of Tuscany, Rebel Swing and Rowan Tiger to name but four. They all have the potential to improve but so does Stratchal and we'll take him to prevail.
Melange (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Led, headed and hampered 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 25l behind Admirable Duque (9-4) at Warwick 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Heart of Tuscany 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, effort and some progress over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 13l behind Made To Ransom (9-13) at Chepstow 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Beaubrav 6-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and pressed entering final furlong, no extra when headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Graycliffe (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Money Money Money 12-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, held when hampered inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Lake Kalamalka (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Salybia Bay 12-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway and weaved through over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to chase winner final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Non Dom (8-8) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Strathcal 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Admirable Duque (9-4) at Warwick 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Squad 7-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Lake Kalamalka (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Rebel Swing 7-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Good Buy Dubai (8-6) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Good Buy Dubai (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 10th of 11, 27l behind Darley Sun (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Rowan Tiger 20-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 12, 17l behind Bothy (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Diktalina 40-1 (8-13) Never dangerous, 7th of 11, 20l behind Good Buy Dubai (8-6) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Hollow Green (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Behind, headway over 2f out, quickened to lead 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo clm (6) gf beating Hector Spectre (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
First Spirit 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and weakened approaching 3f out, 8th of 11, 27l behind Good Buy Dubai (8-6) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Native Dame (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Led and disputed, ridden in narrow lead over 1f out, headed inside final 150 yards, kept on, no extra close home, 4th of 14, 1/2l behind Shes Diman (7-13) at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 pol in Apr.