FURBELOW justified her short price in no uncertain terms when landing her maiden by over four lengths over C&D in April. Normal progress can see Jeremy Noseda's filly follow up on her handicap debut. Solfilia ended last term with an easy win at Nottingham and begins this season off an 11lb higher mark as a consequence while recent Yarmouth runner-up Nassau Storm makes more appeal than Sunley Pride, who got off the mark over 7f at Redcar last time, though Gabbiano looked a bit more like his old self when beaten a length over track and trip a week ago and can figure again.
Mezzotint (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 19, 10l behind Red Quartet (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Desert Philosopher 11-8fav (9-0) Steadied start, held up, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 9l behind Decision By One (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Furbelow Evensfav (9-0) Made all, pushed clear final furlong, kept on strongly, eased close home, unchallenged, won at Kempton 6f 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr beating Miss Noble (8-11) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Solfilia 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, challenged 3f out, led over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, ran on well, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul beating Cataract (7-12) by 4l, 8 ran.
Willies Wonder (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 9l behind Safari Sunseeker (8-7) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Sunley Pride 11-4 (9-3) Held up in touch, smooth headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, won at Redcar 7f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr beating Lady Loch (8-12) by nk, 6 ran.
Nassau Storm 16-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, challenged entering final furlong, soon led, headed close home, 2nd of 13, hd behind Hezmah (9-11) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Gabbiano 7-2fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, travelling strongly on rail and no room when hampered over 1f out, not clear run after until gap opened up and ran on strongly close home, not recover, 4th of 8, 1l behind Fast Finian (9-3) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Amoure Medici 8-1 (9-3) Keen held up, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Dixie's Dream (9-4) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Backtrade (IRE) 4-9fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, head high not finding much and unbalanced when hampered inside final furlong, kept on in closing stages, 4th of 6, 4l behind Rum Punch (8-12) at Folkestone 6f mdn stks (5) fm in May.