SLOPE finished second on four occasions when trained in France, including in an outing on the all-weather track at Deauville. It'll be no surprise if she proves good enough on her first start for David O'Meara and she gets the nod. Ex Ex will be winning one of these events before long judged on his placed efforts so far and Love Excel's fifth behind subsequent Listed winner Pether's Moon back in April looks better in hindsight. The remainder with experience will do well to get involved and the newcomer Coillte Cailin makes little appeal on breeding.
Ex Ex 7-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Dutiful Son (9-5) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
Love Excel 33-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden inside final furlong, one pace, 5th of 12, 7l behind Pether's Moon (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Moves Like Jagger (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind Conversational (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Coillte Cailin (IRE) Oratorio filly out of Forest Walk.
Lady Faye 100-1 (9-9) In rear, struggling over 5f out, virtually pulled up over 4f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Great Fighter (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Slope 4-7fav (8-12) 6th of 12, 6l behind Majestic Mount (9-2) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 6f 3yo stk gd in Sep.