SHADES OF SILK is improving with every start and ran out an easy winner over track and trip last time. Meebo was over three lengths behind and re-opposes on better terms but James Given's filly is the one to beat with further progress likely. It's hard to make a case for any of the remainder but Back On Baileys ran a lot better than her recent seventh at Redcar suggests while Sylvan Spirit and Spider Lily may be capable of better making their handicap debuts.
Meebo (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) In touch, headway to join leaders 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Strike A Light (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Shades of Silk 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May beating Injaz (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Sylvan Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Hung right throughout, chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Monsieur Lavene (9-5) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Casper Lee (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Held up, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Native Heart (8-11) at Leicester 7f 3yo clm (5) hvy in May.
Golly Miss Molly 8-1 (8-9) Chased leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out until ridden over 1f out, no chance with leading duo and dropped to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Frangipanni (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Spider Lily 12-1 (7-13) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind Kiss From A Rose (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Hoof's So Lucky 11-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Heroique (9-4) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.
Back On Baileys 40-1 (8-7) Pushed along early, chased leaders, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, kept on again inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Tinsill (9-7) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.