This looks a good opportunity for VASSARIA to get off the mark and she should take it. Her recent fifth in a better race at Doncaster is the best form on show and Michael Dods' filly should have no trouble taking care of Angel Of Hope and Spoken Words with a similar effort. The newcomer George Fenton could prove a bigger threat as he's a half-brother to seven winners, including a couple who won as juveniles. He makes more appeal than fellow debutants Shomberg and Villa Reigns.
George Fenton Piccolo gelding out of Mashmoum.
Shomberg Bahamian Bounty colt out of Qilin.
Villa Reigns Clodovil colt out of Moon Empress.
Angel Of Hope (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Last and pushed along, headway on outside over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, held by front pair, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Lupin Pooter (8-10) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Spoken Words 50-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 13l behind Telwaar (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Vassaria (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Falls Of Lora (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (4) gf.