A disappointing turnout for the opener but Metroland gets the nod given connections and the average ability displayed by two of her rivals on their sole outings to date. A Royal Applause filly out of an Exit To Nowhere mare, the likelihood is that she will be better over further but should have too many guns despite her lack of racecourse experience. Russet Reward could be the danger. The yard have already saddled a juvenile winner this term and while the form of her maiden debut is not likely to amount to much, he should come on for the experience having run green in the later stages. Veronicas Boy was a well beaten second on his racecourse debut while Where's Reiley makes no appeal on breeding and the market should indicate if that burden is to be overcome. Metroland sticks out as the most likely winner and should prove too strong.
Russet Reward 7-2 (9-3) Prominent, ridden halfway, every chance until one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Polish Pride (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Metroland Royal Applause filly, half-brother to useful Italian 1m2f winner Wickwing.
Where's Reiley (USA) Doneraile Court, brother to 6f winner Courtney's Fantasy, half-brother to two winning sprinters.
Veronicas Boy 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden along halfway, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Soul Sista (8-4) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs in Apr.