Call Me A Star battled on bravely to land a similar contest at Sandown last month, beating Umadachar by a neck with ELEVEN FIFTY NINE a couple of lengths away in third. But we are taking Anthony Honeyball's mare to reverse the form here as she was hampered when Rachael Green tried for a daring run up the rails on the Esher course. Buxom and Ginger Fizz were further back and look held but it will be interesting to see if there's any money for locally-trained pair Diligent and Doyly Carte. The former is unbeaten in two starts but Jason Maguire prefers the latter who ran a fair race under a penalty at Kelso after impressing at Catterick. Willie Mullins' runners in bumper are normally worth a second look but Dr Machini was pulled up on her latest start at Fairyhouse while fellow Irish raider Missunited hasn't raced since disappointing at Navan in November. Plumpton winner Flementime may be best of the rest.
Amber Cloud 15-8fav (11-0) Held up in touch, niggled along over 3f out, stayed on to take 3rd over 1f out, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Clondaw Warrior (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gf in Oct.
Blase Chevalier (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Keen hold, tracked leaders, closer in 3rd 6f out, 2nd 3f out, soon ridden and no extra, 7th of 8, 21l behind Blossom Gate (10-10) at Galway 2m N H flat gd in Jul.
Buxom (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, 5th of 17, 14l behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gs in Mar.
Call Me A Star 2-1fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway 6f out, switched left over 1f out, soon led, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just held on, won at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gs in Mar beating Umadachar (10-10) by nk, 17 ran.
Dr Machini (IRE) 13-8fav (11-8) Led early, settled back to track leaders after 2f, raced keenly, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened over 4f out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Kates Benefit (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mrs N H flat in Feb, 15 ran.
Eleven Fifty Nine 7-2 (11-1) In rear, headway on inner over 4f out, soon not much room, led well over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 2l behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gs in Mar.
Ginger Fizz 40-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, headway before 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 17, 21l behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gs in Mar.
Missunited (IRE) 7-4fav (11-6) Chased clear leader, 6th halfway, closer approaching straight, driven along in 4th 2f out, no impression final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 7l behind Thynetocatcher (11-6) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) sft in Nov.
Bonnie Burnett (IRE) 15-2 (10-6) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 9, 17l behind Kris Cross (10-9) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Rock Me Gently 9-2 (11-2) Mid-division, lost place and towards rear over 6f out, plugged on again final 2f, 5th of 14, 22l behind Tickity Bleue (10-8) at Newbury 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar.
She Will Rock You (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway on inner 6f out, chased winner over 3f out, kept on and edged right inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Ronnie Rhino (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Sun Lady (FR) 66-1 (10-4) Soon led, headed over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, one pace, 6th of 15, 14l behind Green Flag (11-4) at Hexham 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
As I Am (IRE) 5-6fav (10-7) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Taunton 2m 1f mares n h flat (5) fm in Mar beating Rye Park (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Diligent 11-8fav (10-10) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, easily, won at Catterick 2m Conditional Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (6) gs in Mar beating Vinetta (9-13) by 10l, 8 ran.
Doyly Carte 5-4fav (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner over 2f out, switched right final 175 yards, kept on and always held, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Brijomi Queen (10-5) at Kelso 2m mrs N H flat (5) gs in Feb.
Flementime (IRE) 2-1fav (10-0) Held up in last pair, good headway on wide outside 5f out, went 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn NH flat (6) gs in Jan beating Tidal Dance (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Hidden Lite (IRE) 9-2 (10-2) Made all, ridden clear from 2f out, kept on strongly, won at Gowran Park 2m N H flat in Mar beating Honourable Lady (11-0) by 5l, 11 ran.
Umadachar (FR) 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, led approaching 2f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, just held towards finish, 2nd of 17, nk behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gs in Mar.
Duchess Theatre (IRE) 18-1 (10-3) Mid-division, headway 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 12, 19l behind Diligent (10-3) at Doncaster 2m mrs N H flat (5) gs in Jan.
June French (FR) 16-1 (10-3) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 13f out, squeezed through well over 1f out, soon went 2nd, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Venceremos (10-5) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.