Godolphin's new trainer Charlie Appleby is represented by the newcomer Expressly. A half-sister to the high-class Rio De La Plata, she's worth closely monitoring in the betting but Andrew Balding has lined-up a strong team for today's card and INTERNATIONAL LOVE is one of them. She just failed to catch the winner at Chepstow last time but finished a couple of lengths clear of a subsequent maiden winner and any further progress can see her off the mark. Candy Kitten's second to Lunette at Salisbury looks better now with the latter winning at Chepstow on Friday but the more exposed Icon Dance was engaged to run at Lingfield yesterday. Syrenka makes most appeal of the remainder on her reappearance.
Candy Kitten 16-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair on inside, pushed along halfway, driven inside final 2f, switched left over 1f out, went 2nd final 100 yards and closed on winner in closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 6, shd behind Lunette (9-0) at Salisbury 7f mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jun.
Expressly Street Cry filly out of Express Way.
Icon Dance 8-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up last, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Floating Along (9-1) at Warwick 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
International Love (IRE) 7-4 (8-12) Led, headed over 6f out, took keen hold, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Hekaayaat (8-12) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Mu'ajiza 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along towards rear, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, no progress, 7th of 12, 12l behind Breden (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Princess Loulou (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Cape of Hope (9-5) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Snow Powder (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Dwelt raced green in rear, outpaced 3f out, last of 6, 9l behind Velvety (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn flls stks (5) gf.
Stockhill Diva 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up, took keen hold, ridden over 3f out, effort over 2f out, no impression, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 14l behind Magic of Reality (9-0) at Salisbury 1m mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jun.
Syrenka 11-8fav (8-4) Pressed winner 5f, edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Steelriver (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Vega Dance (IRE) 17-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 14l behind Iffraaj Pink (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) gf in May.