An open maiden can go the way of NICOLA'S DREAM, with the dangers cited as Singapore Lilly and Paper Dreams. The selection debuts here for in-form Richard Fahey and is related to plenty of winners, including as juveniles, and a high-class dual scorer in the US. Singapore Lilly made a pleasing first effort at Brighton and with improvement to come, she could emerge as the pick of the Channon-trained pair, with stablemate Smart Red likely to do better when upped in trip. Slatey Hen is nicely bred and may represent value if the pre-race forecast is anything to go by, while Paper Dreams should act in conditions, but may do better at three. Classic Gem was as green as the turf at Bath and needs to improve significantly on that effort, and preference is for Nicola's Dream.
Classic Gem (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, last of 9, 20l behind Rosina Grey (8-10) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Apr.
Loves Theme (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Led narrowly, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Clarke Lane (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Nicola's Dream Alhaarth filly out of She's Classy.
Paper Dreams (IRE) Green Desert filly out of Pickwick Papers.
Singapore Lilly (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, effort well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Scarlet Rocks (8-12) at Brighton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Slatey Hen (IRE) Acclamation filly out of Silver Arrow.
Smart Red Bachelor Duke filly out of Zarannda.