SOUTH AFRICAN may be good enough to overcome a high draw and give weight away to the likes of Bishopbriggs and Not My Choice. The selection represents a shrewd yard that has a good record when employing the services of Paul Hanagan and it would be no surprise to see this daughter of Johannesburg gain her first success having played the bridesmaid on all three starts at Wolverhampton. Her initial mark of 65 looks fair with the winner of her reappearance outing not beaten far off 75 on his handicap bow and the market should guide. The market may also provide a useful pointer to the chances of Bishopbriggs who has won twice for this yard in just a handful of starts. He's unexposed on turf and may well have more to offer in this discipline. Not My Choice comes here in form, Mr Skipiton appears to be progressive in this grade and can be expected to show up well whilst Plumage's sole success came for this pilot and is another that merits consideration in a race that can go to South African.
South African (USA) 3-1 (9-6) Dwelt soon chased leaders, went 3rd well over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept in into 2nd last strides, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Ryan Style (9-11) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Kheley (IRE) 7-2 (8-1) Broke well, chased leaders, ridden and outpaced halfway, switched left and rallied over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Dametime (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Not My Choice (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Soon chased winner, ridden over 1f out, closed inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Titus Gent (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Blue Aura (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 6l behind Titus Gent (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Bobs Dreamflight 6-1 (8-11) Rearing in stalls, quickly away, led, over 2 lengths clear 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Charles Darwin (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Mr Skipiton (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, wide into straight, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Charles Darwin (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Plumage 3-1 (8-10) Held up, pushed along 2f out, no impression soon after, 5th of 6, 6l behind Miss Hollybell (9-3) at Ffos Las 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Sweet Applause (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Titus Gent (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Mata Hari Blue 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 17, 11l behind Ridley Didley (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Bishopbriggs (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Dwelt, always in rear, 10th of 12, 9l behind Kyllachy Storm (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Yankee Storm 13-2 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway on outside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Absa Lutte (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Mayoman (IRE) 17-2 (8-7) Went left start, behind, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 14, 8l behind Dispol Grand (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
Bollywood Style 9-2fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Rough Rock (8-12) at Folkestone 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Cape of Storms 22-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Ingleby Arch (9-11) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Musical Script (USA) 15-2 (9-3) Close up on inside, outpaced 2f out, no real progress after, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Charles Darwin (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Spoof Master (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Prominent, weakened halfway, 9th of 11, 16l behind Wreningham (8-7) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.
Namu 7-1 (8-9) Held in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 15, 4l behind Eager To Bow (8-10) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.