The two previous renewals have stayed in Yorkshire but this looks destined for Kingsclere via NIGHT CARNATION. Andrew Balding's filly was raised an incredible 20lb after finishing runner-up in a Listed contest at Doncaster in October and began the season in a tough handicap at Sandown. However, she produced a superb effort to beat Ahtoug and has several Group entries for the coming weeks. She can take this though Margot Did looks a formidable challenger having shown she had trained on with a fine run behind Perfect Tribute at Ascot. Michael Bell's filly ran in many of the top juvenile fillies' races last season and was never beaten far so it will be a surprise if she doesn't prove up to this. Lord Avon is on a four-timer but has much more to do after victories at Wolverhampton and Bath but Move In Time mixed it in very good company last season and ran really well on very testing ground in France on his comeback last month.
Cadeaux Pearl 20-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Seal Rock (8-6) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Apr.
Lord Avon 15-2 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, found extra when pressed inside final furlong, won at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Apr beating Quality Art (8-9) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Move In Time (8-11) 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Fred Lalloupet (9-6) at Fontainebleau(FR) 5f Listed stks 3yo sft in Apr.
Take Root 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed close home, lost 2nd last stride, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Odd Ball (9-11) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.
Waking Warrior 40-1 (8-3) Outpaced most of way, modest late headway, 14th of 25, 10l behind Temple Meads (8-6) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gd in Jul.
Margot Did (IRE) 2-1fav (8-6) Took keen hold, held up in rear, switched right to outside inside final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, never able to challenge leading duo, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Perfect Tribute (8-6) at Ascot 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Apr.
Night Carnation 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, switched left to chase leader over 1f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, ran on, comfortable, won at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr beating Ahtoug (8-13) by 2l, 7 ran.
Shoshoni Wind 7-2 (7-13) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Hamilton 5f con stks (3) gd beating Cocktail Charlie (8-9) by 2l, 4 ran.
The Thrill Is Gone 14-1 (8-11) Led 2f, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 14l behind Electric Waves (8-11) at Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.