Sherzam was placed on more than one occasion in Ireland and sets the standard as she makes her debut for Michael Dods. However, the less exposed YARN is just preferred as she was only beaten a length on her debut at Hamilton and won't need to improve much on that to get off the mark. Smart Eighteen finished closer at Doncaster last time and Fleurtille has claims on last year's debut third at Catterick but the remainder have yet to show any worthwhile form. Perci French is a half-brother to the useful Libranno and looks best of the newcomers.
Artillery Train (IRE) 66-1 (9-6) Always in rear, last of 14, 32l behind Mrs Warren (8-12) at Catterick 7f Classified Stakes (0-65) (3yo+) (6) gf in Jul.
High Meadow Prince 125-1 (9-3) Always in rear, outpaced halfway, behind when hampered 2f out, 9th of 10, well behind Planetex (9-3) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun '12.
Alfred The Great 40-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, hung right and raced awkwardly 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 33l behind Shady Mccoy (9-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Fleurtille 25-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 18l behind Movementneverlies (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Feb.
It Must Be Faith 80-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 3f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 20l behind Life Partner (9-4) at Doncaster 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Perci French Tiger Hill colt out of Annabelle Ja.
Smart Eighteen 7-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Mukhabarat (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.
Spring Bird 33-1 (9-6) Raced wide keen held up, weakening when short of room and hampered 2f out, 7th of 8, 28l behind Cosseted (9-0) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gf.
Abbotsfield (IRE) Sakhee's Secret filly out of May Day Queen.
Cape Rosa 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always towards rear, 9th of 13, 17l behind You're The Boss (9-5) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Kalithea 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind You're The Boss (9-5) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Rosy Ryan (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Pulled hard, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 21l behind Inaad (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Sherzam 10-3 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 10, 9l behind Violet Hour (9-0) at Naas 1m fll mdn stks gf in Jul.
Yarn 11-8fav (9-0) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Stoneacre Oskar (8-13) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.