The step up in class and longer trip at York last week proved beyond Lilac Lace and she finished a well beaten second. Much better is expected from Tim Easterby's filly in this and she can confirm earlier form with Nemushka. However, WAVERUNNER is just preferred as the latter opened her account at Bath earlier this month with something to spare and can follow-up with further progress likely, Steer By The Stars has something to prove off her current mark and Oddysey has failed to figure since scoring at Redcar in April. Dutch Rose has been way below her best in a couple of starts this year but is good enough to get involved if back to form.
Dutch Rose (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) In touch, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 13l behind Spinatrix (9-5) at Ripon 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Oddysey (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) In touch in 4th, headway over 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out until no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Albasharah (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f flls hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Steer By The Stars (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden to press winner over 1f out, soon every chance, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 4l behind Ajraam (9-7) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Nemushka 6-1 (9-6) Slowly away, in rear, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 9l behind Lilac Lace (9-1) at Carlisle 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Lilac Lace (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up in 4th, pushed along when slightly short of room approaching final 3f, stayed on to 2nd well over 1f out, never any chance with easy winner, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 5, 8l behind Grandorio (8-11) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Regal Hawk (9-0) at Carlisle 1m 1f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Waverunner 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd on inside halfway, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at Bath 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) fm beating New Falcon (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.