Though nominally the same grade of race FAIR PASSION won at Wolverhampton last week, this is in fact much less competitive. Derek Shaw's filly looks capable of following up under her penalty having won her maiden on this surface last year. Carrie's Magic finished well behind the selection in that maiden race but has improved since and should figure, while Matterofact has yet to race on Fibresand and is winless in 10 starts on Polytrack. Tillys Tale makes her all-weather debut and Caramelita and Cloth Ears look up against it.
Fair Passion 9-2 (8-8) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr beating Island Legend (9-5) by nk, 8 ran.
Carrie's Magic 3-1fav (9-7) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Dispol Kylie (8-12) at Redcar 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in Apr.
Tillys Tale 22-1 (8-9) Went right start, prominent, under pressure over 2f out, weakening when short of room entering final furlong, 11th of 15, 5l behind Oldjoesaid (9-6) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Matterofact (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 10, shd behind Wooden King (9-0) at Chepstow 5f Handicap (0-75) (6yo+) (5) gf.
Caramelita 13-2 (9-0) Steadied start, chased leading duo, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 7l behind Dream Number (8-7) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Mar.
Cloth Ears 25-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, chased leader, wide on 1st turn and bend 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 9, 14l behind Desert Strike (8-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.