George Margarson has a few fancied runners at Royal Ascot this week and can strike in this with IMAGINARY DIVA. She's a dual course and distance winner, has been knocking on the door again lately and her last two victories have come under today's apprentice. Even Bolder ended a long losing run on fast ground here eight days ago when Russian Ballet and Scommettitrice were behind but has more to do under a penalty. Johnny Splash is better on the all-weather while Jawim has disappointed so far this term and Burnt Cream is likely to be better for the run.
Even Bolder 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, switched right to outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Brighton 5f hcp (6) fm beating Slatey Hen (9-4) by nk, 10 ran.
Imaginary Diva 5-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on, never reached winner, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Rock On Candy (9-8) at Lingfield 5f fll hcp (5) gs.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, 6th of 14, 8l behind Maria Montez (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Johnny Splash (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Wishformore (8-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Burnt Cream 11-2 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb beating Miserere Mei (9-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
Jawim 12-1 (8-9) Raced on near side rail, chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Queen Hermione (8-2) at Chepstow 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Russian Bullet 8-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, keepin on when not much room 100 yards out, went 3rd final strides, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Even Bolder (9-0) at Brighton 5f hcp (6) fm.