Rose of May has yet to go close on Turf but is one of the least exposed and could figure if acting on the surface. Whipphound's first taste of the Fibresand was an unhappy one as he ran well below par while Coastal Passage and Amenable finished down the field over track and trip last month. DOCTOR HILARY was beaten a couple of lengths when sixth in the same race as the latter pair but that wasn't a bad effort considering he missed the break. Mark Hoad's charge may be up to landing this with a clean start and gets a speculative vote.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Prominent, ridden 2f out, every chance 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Artful Lady (9-7) at Warwick 6f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Whipphound 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 4th, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 10l behind Prince Of Passion (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Verus Delicia (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Reared start, in rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 7l behind Two Turtle Doves (8-10) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Amenable (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, 6th of 13, 7l behind Lost In Paris (9-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Doctor Hilary 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on, never near leaders, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Thorpe Bay (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in May.
Depden (IRE) 7-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 14, 15l behind Amber Heights (9-0) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Rose of May (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Prominent, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Rapscallion Deep (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 33-1 (8-0) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders on outside, ridden 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 11l behind Mr Mo Jo (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Queen Hermione (IRE) 200-1 (9-0) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 5th of 7, 16l behind Kingswinford (9-10) at Folkestone 7f sell stks (6) gf in Sep.
Nors The Panic 33-1 (8-11) Chased leader until ridden over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 7, 9l behind Auntie Mildred (8-6) at Beverley 5f 3yo sll (6) gf in May.
Coastal Passage 12-1 (9-5) Broke well, held up, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, just nudged along and closed on 2nd inside final furlong, eased close home, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Above The Stars (9-0) at Leicester 6f sell stks (6) gd.