Nicole Nordblad and Alice Haynes are two young apprentices making a name for themselves at present and the former can add to her burgeoning reputation with victory aboard OSTENTATION. The partnership quickened up nicely to land a modest Brighton handicap this month and can go in again with no penalty incurred for that apprentice race success. Alice Haynes partners James Pollard for the Llewellyn team and the gelding should be all the better for his first run of the year on the level at Newbury last month. He's been in fair form over timber and fitness is assured. Edgeworth unseated at the start of that Newbury contest but is otherwise consistent and reliable and makes each-way appeal. Signora Frasi completes the shortlist.
Golden Waters 15-2 (9-2) In touch on inside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 16, 5l behind Chain Of Events (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Edgeworth (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Ducked down and unseated rider start, in a race won by Maven (10-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in May, 15 ran.
Resplendent Light 9-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, headway and edged left over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 15, 8l behind Maven (10-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in May.
James Pollard (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 8l behind Maven (10-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in May.
South Cape 22-1 (10-7) Held up well in rear, came wide entering straight and raced in centre, headway over 2f out, went 4th close home, 4th of 15, 5l behind Maven (10-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in May.
Jalors (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Hail Promenader (9-2) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Gordon Flash 3-1fav (11-3) In rear, in touch, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Sancho Panza (9-11) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug '10.
Gallego 12-1 (10-7) Steadied start, took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never threatened leaders, 5th of 13, 5l behind Rockweiller (10-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Signora Frasi (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 6, 6l behind Love Your Looks (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Beggers Belief 16-1 (8-4) Held up mid-division, ridden well over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 33l behind Lady Rosamunde (9-4) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gs in May.
Ostentation 9-4fav (9-7) In rear of main group, headway to chase leader over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Entrance (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
Only You Maggie (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Sammy Alexander (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Stargazy 14-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden halfway, soon struggling, tailed off final furlong, last of 6, 31l behind Crystallize (9-1) at Folkestone 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr '11.
Boogie Dancer 33-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, eased entering final furlong, 8th of 12, 18l behind Soundbyte (9-8) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.