The penny clearly dropped with Shades Of Silk last month as she landed a double over track and trip. Connor Beasley's allowance reduces a 5lb rise for her latest success and another bold bid is expected. But a chance is taken on WALTA in this given his only previous start at the track resulted in an easy win over 5f. He looks particularly well suited to this surface on the evidence of his modest efforts elsewhere so gets the vote. Meebo remains a shade high in the weights but Tahchee can figure if taking to the Fibresand.
Walta (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Outpaced behind, never a factor, 11th of 12, 10l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-6) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Tahchee 7-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, switched right 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never quite able to challenge, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Moonspring (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Musical Molly (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 21l behind Firecruise (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Shades of Silk 8-11fav (9-3) Raced very wide, held up in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on well and in command final 100 yards, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Meebo (9-7) by 1l, 8 ran.
Meebo (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led 1f, with leaders, led again halfway, headed over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Shades of Silk (9-3) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Street Boss (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 23l behind Sakhalin Star (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in May.
Hot Amber (USA) 16-1 (8-5) Slowly away, in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 19l behind Royal Brave (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.