HORTENSIS has the form and experience behind her to break her maiden tag at the expense of Ingleby Exceed and Paragons Folly. The selection has been improving with race experience and was not beaten far in a handicap at Catterick last time out. Connections have found a race that will not take much winning and if she can reproduce her best form she will be difficult to oppose. Ingleby Exceed caught the eye on her debut at Thirsk but ran below par when well beaten in a better contest at the same venue last time out. She has had time to recover from her latest outing so if fresh and well she can bounce back to form. Paragons Folly has only performed moderately in his two runs to date and will fair better once he is handicapped. Hortensis is the form horse in the race and looks the percentage call.
Icy Blue Iceman colt out of Bridal Path.
Man Of The Match (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Dance Clear.
Paragons Folly (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) In touch, hung right and ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 8l behind Ballinargh Girl (8-5) at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Sandy Lonnen 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and faded final furlong, 7th of 8, 9l behind Al Madina (8-12) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Solo Whisper (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind and soon outpaced, never a factor, 7th of 9, 27l behind Choose Wisely (8-11) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.
Supermarine 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, chased leaders over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 13, 15l behind Silvertrees (9-3) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Hortensis 15-2 (8-5) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on, one pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Mica Mika (8-8) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp (5) gs.
Ingleby Exceed (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Prominent on outside, slightly hampered over 3f out, soon dropped in and in rear, no impression after, 8th of 9, 7l behind Jamesway (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Jun.