CAPERCAILLIE won with a bit in hand up at Musselburgh last time and she is fancied to win again at the main expense of Don't Tell Mary, Rose Blossom, Misheer and interesting US raider Jealous Again. Quite what the latter's form will amount to over the Atlantic is anyone's guess, but her trainer is a confident chappie and a big run would come as no surprise. However Capercaillie has done very little wrong in two starts and her win last time came in cosy fashion. True, things panned out perfectly for her there on the stands rail but she is partnered today by ace tactician Frankie Dettori and he knows how to win at the track. As does Champion Jockey Ryan Moore who takes the ride on Marco Botti's Lady Royal Oak. She looked all over the winner on her debut at Nottingham (indeed the commentator thought so as well) but she folded late on and only managed third. She was nicely backed on that occasion and if showing the same dash today she must go close. Lady Of The Desert looked a class above her opposition when making a winning start at Leicester, whilst Misheer won a Listed race at York last time and may improve further today now back on quick ground. Don't Tell Mary is another with 'black type' already and Tom Dascombe's filly was very impressive in the Hilary Needler at Beverley; only a fool would sneer at her chances and she is a big player. Rose Blossom represents a yard having a fantastic season and although she may not have beaten too much on her debut at Hamilton, she won in scintillating fashion and looks a star already. Crown and Cedwell are proven winners, whilst Chantilly Creme was a comfortable winner on her debut at Longchamp despite being relatively unfancied and she is an unknown quantity. This looks a good renewal and one that could go the way of Mark Johnston's Capercaillie.
Capercaillie (USA) 9-4fav (8-9) Close up, led entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (2) gd beating Reignier (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Ceedwell 1-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, edged left when driven to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Catterick 5f 2yo nov stk (5) gf beating Tillys Tale (8-7) by 5l, 5 ran.
Chantilly Creme (USA) (8-7) won at Longchamp(FR) 5f stk in May beating Quintalina (8-13) by 1l, 9 ran.
Crown (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, hard ridden to lead and edged right inside final furlong, well in control towards finish, won at Windsor 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in May beating Red Avalanche (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Don't Tell Mary (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Held up, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Beverley 5f 2yo lst fll (1) gf in May beating The Hermitage (8-12) by 4l, 16 ran.
Grand Zafeen 5-4fav (8-7) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, hard ridden and ran on final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 4, nk behind Desert Auction (8-12) at Goodwood 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in May.
High Spice (USA) 13-2 (8-9) Went left start, switched right and held up in rear, slightly hampered on rail over 3f out, soon ridden and no impression on leaders, 6th of 8, 9l behind Monsieur Chevalier (9-0) at Sandown 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in May.
Itwasonlyakiss (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, pressed winner inside final furlong, every chance, no extra close home, 2nd of 8, hd behind Above Limits (9-0) at Sandown 5f 2yo stks (4) gd in May.
Jealous Again (USA) 2-1fav (8-5) Set pace, gave in, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Aegean (8-5) at Churchill Downs(USA) 5f 2yo Grp 3 in Apr.
Lady Of The Desert (USA) 3-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along halfway, headway and switched right entering final furlong, soon quickened to lead, ran on, won at Leicester 5f 2yo stks (4) gf in May beating Tomintoul Singer (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Lady Royal Oak (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Led, soon clear, set strong gallop, ridden 2f out, hung left approaching final furlong, weakened and headed close home, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind White Daffodil (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 2yo stks (5) gf.
Misheer 7-2fav (8-12) Dwelt and towards rear, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, driven to lead entering final furlong, ran on gamely, won at York 5f 2yo fll lst stks (1) gs in May beating Aalsmeer (8-12) by hd, 12 ran.
Rose Blossom 2-1fav (8-8) Tracked leaders, led approaching 2f out, shaken up over 1f out, ran on strongly final furlong, won at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in May beating Dazeen (8-9) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.