Not much form to go on here but Pearl Nation must have a decent chance after his second at Wolverhampton, though he races on Turf for the first time today. We just prefer MACCHIARA, however, who produced a much-improved performance in a hood at Folkestone last month. She can give Silvestre De Sousa a quick double. Ripon fourth Thats Molly may be best of the rest though it would be no surprise if one of the newcomers got involved in what looks an ordinary maiden.
Black Douglas 6-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 10l behind Lucky Money (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Evanescent (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Dwelt held up, ridden 3f out, soon outpaced, 4th of 5, 14l behind Bartolomeu (8-12) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.
Leonards Pride (IRE) Atraf gelding out of Late Night Ruby.
Mexican Mick 10-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 13l behind Uprise (9-3) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Pearl Nation (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, not clear run and switched right well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Goldream (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Red Baron (IRE) Moss Vale colt out of Twinberry.
Choice Pearl (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind Suehail (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Kuraanda 33-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always behind, 9th of 10, 16l behind Made In The Shade (8-3) at Beverley 5f 3yo sll (6) gd in May.
Macchiara 25-1 (8-12) Starting gates opened very slowly, missed the break, behind, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd near finish, not reached leaders, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Byton (8-12) at Folkestone 6f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Thats Molly (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) In rear, headway and not clear run over 1f out, ridden and ran on, not reached leaders, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Planetex (9-3) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Transfix Pivotal filly out of Hypnotize.