Ocean Countess may struggle to follow up her recent success at Yarmouth in a similarly weak contest as this under a penalty and a better bet looks to be ON CUE, who gets the vote ahead of Crystal Feather. Ed Vaughan's filly is less exposed than most of these after just four starts and she has to be considered in such a poor contest although she was well held in a similar event at Lingfield last time. Mick Easterby's Hawkeyethenoo ran better at Newcastle last time and has to be considered being dropped in class today, while Gwerthybyd could be of interest if ready for this after on her first start since December. The vote though goes to James Eustace's On Cue who looks to be going the right way, was narrowly beaten by Dark Ranger at Lingfield last week and she has every chance if she has recovered from that effort.
Ocean Countess (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, headway halfway, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on, won at Yarmouth 7f stks 0-55 (6) gf beating Chinese Profit (9-8) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Benozzo Gozzoli 12-1 (8-4) With leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Peter Grimes (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Mar.
Crystal Feather 12-1 (8-6) Raced keenly, in rear, plenty to do over 1f out, ran on strongly final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 5l behind Dark Ranger (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Duchess of Doom (IRE) 7-2fav (8-10) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Ocean Countess (8-10) at Yarmouth 7f stks 0-55 (6) gf.
Georgie Bee 22-1 (8-13) Held up, headway over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 6th of 16, 5l behind Dante Deo (8-12) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Gwerthybyd 40-1 (8-2) Mid-division, raced keenly, good headway over 2f out, led well over 1f out, soon ridden, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Autumn Morning (8-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 22-1 (8-4) In touch, headway, every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Tiger Reigns (9-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
On Cue (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Raced keenly, tracked leader to 7f out, stayed prominent, ridden to lead just over 1f out, soon headed, no chance with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Dark Ranger (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Sardan Dansar (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden along halfway, one pace final furlong, 5th of 16, 5l behind Dante Deo (8-12) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Sermons Mount (USA) 25-1 (7-13) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 17, 8l behind Lighthearted (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5).
Sofonisba 10-1 (9-1) Pulled hard in touch, ridden over 3f out, gradually weakened, 10th of 12, 20l behind Postman (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr.
Superstitious Me (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Prominent, raced keenly, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 12, 14l behind Loulou (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Apr.
Topcroft 150-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 14l behind Hyades (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf in Apr.