RAPUNZAL has been raised the statutory 6lb for winning at Lingfield. But she scored with plenty in hand and has more scope than Baltic Fire. The latter is still searching for his first win having made the frame at Thirsk last time while Clapperboard faces a tougher task after landing a seller over 7f here on her latest start. Heartstrings is getting no closer despite slipping down the handicap so the less-exposed Patronella makes more appeal.
Choice Of Destiny 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Hostile Fire (9-7) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Clapperboard 6-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed throughout final furlong, battled on gamely, all out, won at Brighton 7f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Mill I Am (9-4) by shd, 12 ran.
Heartstrings 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, not clear run on inside when bumped over 2f out, ridden and no impression when in the clear over 1f out, weakened, 5th of 7, 5l behind Mister Mayday (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Baltic Fire (IRE) 9-4fav (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Syros (9-6) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Rapunzal 5-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon led, kept on well, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Sweet Lily Pea (8-9) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Monte Viso 20-1 (9-6) Chased leaders over 3f, last of 9, 11l behind Consistant (9-5) at Leicester 6f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Popping Candy 8-1 (9-6) Led 1f, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Silvala Dance (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gs.
Patronella 10-1 (8-5) Soon behind, headway over 1f out, plugged on in 4th final furlong, never a threat, 4th of 7, 7l behind Serena Grae (9-5) at Chepstow 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Why Not Now 5-1 (8-9) Stumbled start, behind until some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Hawk Moth (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.