RULE OF NATURE is given the chance to live up to her breeding in the race, in the process beating old rival Horseradish with Lowdown and Srda likely to give their running too. Sir Michael Stoute's daughter of Oasis Dream won over six furlongs as a juvenile on her second start and returned in good form to take second behind Horseradish off a mark of 75. The 1lb pull in the weights should ensure there's very little between them here and, despite the fact our pick suggested she'd stay further, on breeding she's bred to make a fair sprinter and from just about the best of the draw gets our vote. Horseradish ran well off this mark last time to further advertise his wellbeing, but from a worse draw he may find the filly too good on this occasion, with his hold-up style not the easiest to employ here. Lowdown ran well on his return and having only been beaten a head it's a slight surprise that he's not gone up in the ratings. Mark Johnston's son of Shamardal will in all probability set out to make the running and may be hard to pass if he can get to the rail from nine. Srda has fared poorly with the draw but must have claims dropping into handicap, although she is fully 15lbs higher than when scooting home at Wolverhampton and this is more competitive. Johannesgray is interesting having won a maiden that's worked out well last time but this is a tough introduction to the handicap ranks and we much prefer Rule Of Nature.
Ghostwing 25-1 (8-13) Led stand's side quintett, until 2f out, weakened final furlong, last in group, 14th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Mister Hughie (9-4) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Lowdown (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Led at fast pace, pressed for lead, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed last stride, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 8, hd behind Little Garcon (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Apr.
Srda (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Led until over 3f out, weakened quickly and eased final furlong, last of 11, 27l behind Music Show (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Tasmeem (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, hampered start, always in rear, 9th of 11, 6l behind Whozthecat (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
Raddy 'ell Pauline (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Victoire De Lyphar (8-11) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
Horseradish 3-1fav (8-3) Mid-division, ridden and headway to have every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Jack My Boy (8-4) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Rule Of Nature 5-2 (8-8) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, nk behind Horseradish (8-9) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 7, 5l behind Magical Macey (9-4) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Toga Tiger (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Mid-division, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 12th of 13, 18l behind Victoire De Lyphar (8-11) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
Johannesgray (IRE) 5-4fav (8-13) Raced keenly, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, just held on, won at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Apr beating Transmit (8-13) by nk, 7 ran.
Pilgrim Dancer (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, not troubled leaders, 8th of 12, 7l behind Knightfire (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Schoolboy Champ 11-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 16, 8l behind Living It Large (9-7) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.