Diminutive has moved to Grace Harris after being bought of a poor Leicester seller but did score quite effectively and is on a fair mark, likewise Multi Quest, whose recent course and distance success may have owed much to the late withdrawal of the odds-on favourite. River Spirit is starting to look exposed and Hell For Leather and Surrey Pink both need to show more than they have to date in order to figure. The Hannon battalions send once-raced DITTANDER into battle, not seen since landing an early-season Kempton maiden. The handicapper has not chosen to be over-lenient in his assessment but the Exceed And Excel filly did the job nicely enough on debut and could well be up to handling the concession of weight all round.
Dittander 11-8fav (9-0) Chased leaders,not handle bend after 1f, headway 2f out, led just inside final furlong, pushed out, readily, won at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr beating Ar Colleen Aine (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
River Spirit 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace when edged right over 1f out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Zebs Lad (8-12) at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp (6) gd.
Diminutive (IRE) 5-2fav (8-6) Held up, headway over 4f out, challenged over 2f out, led and edged right from 1f out, ran on well, won at Leicester 6f 2yo sll (5) gf beating Ciaras Cookie (8-6) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Surrey Pink (FR) 8-1 (7-12) Stumbled leaving stalls, soon recovered chasing leaders on inside, weakened halfway, went poor 4th close home, 4th of 5, 7l behind Expensive Date (9-7) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hcp (5) pol.
Multi Quest 5-1 (8-6) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm beating Frank The Barber (9-1) by 1l, 6 ran.
Hell For Leather 12-1 (8-7) Went right start, not much room over 4f out, driven and behind from over 3f out, last of 6, 20l behind Honest Bob's (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo sll (4) gf in Jun.