Fairy Shoes and Ming Meng are interesting newcomers worth checking in the market but we'll take ISLAND RHAPSODY to put experience to good use over Picnic Party and Aqua Vitae. Andrew Balding's filly is related to a number of winners and shaped with real promise on her debut when fourth to a trio of horses who had the benefit of previous experience. It's a slight concern she's dropped in trip ahead of her second start at seven furlong seems set to be ideal, however the cut in the ground and stiff finish will hopefully allow her to get away with it and she's worth the vote. Picnic Party split two interesting types when second on her third start, her first for David Elsworth. That came at Lingfield in what looked an interesting maiden and as she was keen this drop to six furlongs looks a good move, so we'd expect her to go close in a contest that is probably no stronger. Aqua Vitae was behind Island Rhapsody when the pair met at Kempton and, as Mark Johnston's inmate had already had a run, we'd expect our selection to have more scope for progress. However, the yard remain in fine form and it'd be foolish to rule out anything representing them, so Aqua Vitae is respected. Fairy Shoes must be considered for Richard Fahey and Paul Hanagan, a combination to be feared at present. She's bred to sprint and is a full sister to the very smart Corrybrough, a horse who took second on his debut, so if the market makes the right noises it'd probably pay to take note. She's slightly more interesting than Ming Men who is bred to prefer better ground and is just about opposable here. Maid In Heaven showed some promise on her debut but needs to improve for this switch to turf as do Green Secret and Carrie's Magic in a race taken to go to Island Rhapsody.
A Pocketful Of Rye (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Headway over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Nafura (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Aqua Vitae (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind Bohemian Melody (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Carrie's Magic 14-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, ridden and kept on final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Fair Passion (8-8) at Southwell 5f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Catbells (IRE) 3-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 7, 4l behind Red Gulch (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Fairy Shoes Kyllachy filly out of Calamanco.
Green Secret 25-1 (8-12) Held up, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 8l behind Shamir (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Island Rhapsody 12-1 (8-12) Went left start, in touch, improved over 2f out pressed for 2nd briefly entering final furlong, stayed on one pace, 4th of 13, 4l behind Bohemian Melody (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Maid In Heaven (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, pushed along and stayed on final furlong, nearest at finish, 5th of 13, 6l behind Next Move (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Ming Meng (IRE) Intikhab filly out of Petula.
Picnic Party 9-4fav (8-9) Chased winner 5f out, ridden 2f out, edged left and stayed on near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Faited To Pretend (8-9) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Song Of Parkes 14-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 17l behind Tipperary Boutique (8-12) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.