ZOMERLUST may have reached the veteran stage but he still knows where the winning post is with three wins under his belt in the past ten months, all in claiming or selling grade. He remains effective on all ground types and scored quite cosily here last time over a furlong further, but is equally adept at this sprint trip. He looks the safest option. Mango Music is a major danger on the formbook though, especially receiving weight from the selection. Consistent without winning last term, she may just need this first run of the campaign after an absence dating back to last August. Qubuh and Ursula were first and third in a Hamilton claimer this month but the winner isn't the easiest to catch right and positions could be reversed on these revised terms.
Qubuh (IRE) 17-2 (8-10) Went right start, towards rear, headway 2f out, led final 100 yards, just held on close home, won at Hamilton 6f clm (6) gs beating Frequency (9-5) by hd, 7 ran.
Baybshambles (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Reared start, behind, never on terms, 6th of 9, 5l behind Mata Hari Blue (9-3) at Ripon 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Zomerlust 4-6fav (9-2) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 7f sell stks (6) gs in Apr beating Carnival Dream (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Ursula (IRE) 15-8 (8-7) Towards rear, switched to outer over 2f out, soon headway, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no extra close home, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Qubuh (8-10) at Hamilton 6f clm (6) gs.
Red Scintilla 16-1 (8-8) Behind, ridden inside final 2f, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 14l behind It's A Mans World (8-10) at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) sft.
Andrasta 33-1 (8-1) Dwelt and slightly hampered start, close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Sandwith (9-0) at Hamilton 5f app hcp (6) sft.
Mango Music 9-4 (9-10) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 2f out, no impression on winner 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Spinatrix (9-6) at Newcastle 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.