Not much form to go on in the opener, so a chance is taken that Macvel can put her experience to good use to get the better of Piccelina, Succeed and Burford Lass, who may provide the stiffest test from the rest with experience. Burford Lass ran with promise at Warwick last month and can pick up a small prize somewhere if she continues to progress. She is worth monitoring in the betting today. Succeed ran better than her finishing position would have you believe on her debut and she is also worth bearing in mind if supported. Piccelina was not beaten far in similar company last time and can also play a leading role if she gets the breaks in running. However, an extra furlong may suit her before too long and she may be vulnerable to a speedier type. Which may well prove to be Macvel on this occasion. Strangely for her pedigree, she has been failing to get home over six furlongs in her three starts so far. However, Macvel has shown plenty of dash on each occasion and is well worth a crack at the minimum trip today.
Jackie Francis (IRE) 200-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders until halfway, last of 12, 23l behind Masta Plasta (8-12) at York 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Miltons Choice 14-1 (8-12) Soon outpaced and ridden along, never in contention, 3rd of 4, 12l behind Golden Acer (9-0) at Chepstow 5f nov stk (4) gf.
Macvel (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Dwelt, jumped right at start, led over 4f out, ridden, edged right over 1f out, headed final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Anna Pavlova (8-11) at Haydock 6f 2yo fll mdn aut (5) gf.
Burford Lass (IRE) 100-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, held when switched right inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Past Tender (8-10) at Warwick 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Opal Warrior Orpen filly, half-sister to 7f winner Vespasian.
Piccelina 33-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Secret Night (8-9) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.
Ameliore (IRE) Dansili filly out of 1m & 1m2f winner Common Consent.
Without A Paddle 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and soon no extra, 7th of 8, 13l behind Always A Star (8-11) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf in Jun.