Sea Flower sets the standard in this maiden after finding just the one too good on both starts but with her price likely to be prohibitive we opt for Mark Johnston's newcomer VOLCANIC ASH while King Of Aquitaine can build on his debut effort. Although this yard do better with older debutantes this selection is related to a juvenile debut winner who went on to be smart over this trip. Other winning members of his family also add plenty of speed to the pedigree and any market support will be interesting. Sea Flower's first two runs have both been at this track the latest over this far. She looks booked to run well again but at the likely price she looks opposable. King Of Aquitaine only beat a couple home on debut but that form has some strength to it and the run should bring him on nicely. Trainer Tom Tate had two entered in this originally but has opted to leave in just Five To Five who has a mixed stamina and pace bloodline but Volcanic Ash looks more promising on paper and has the vote.
Five To Five Librettist gelding out of Fiveofive.
King Of Aquitaine (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Went left start, towards rear, outpaced halfway, 6th of 8, 7l behind Clarke Lane (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Magic Casement Proclamation gelding out of Dee Dee Girl.
Mr Optimistic 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders on outer, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 18l behind Where's Romeo (9-3) at Ayr 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Perignon (IRE) Elusive City colt out of Moon Tango.
Reason To Believe (IRE) Spartacus gelding out of Lady Fabiola.
Slimline Diktat gelding out of Damelza.
Volcanic Ash (USA) Elusive Quality colt out of Make Known.
Countess Cheval (IRE) Chevalier filly out of Alexander Nitelady.
Misscomplacent Compton Place filly out of Miss Rimex.
Muse To Use 33-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 8, 3l behind Nellie Ellis (8-6) at Beverley 5f 2yo clm (6) gd.
Salagadoola Val Royal filly out of Cumbrian Crystal.
Sea Flower (IRE) 15-8fav (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Waltz Darling (9-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.