METHAYEL scored twice over C&D in October last year and went close at Lingfield on her return to action with National Hope behind. She should be up to winning off her current mark this season and it could be today. Caramelita tries a longer trip after a frustrating run of placed efforts but she's closely matched with Basle on latest running while Olney Lass saves her best for this venue with three course wins, but is having her first start of the year. Cut The Cackle has so far proved best over shorter trips.
Methayel (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Scottish Star (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
National Hope (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, soon lost place, eased, 13th of 14, well behind Flying Applause (9-4) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Sasheen 9-2 (8-10) Led until over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 6, 14l behind Love Your Looks (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Olney Lass 5-1fav (8-5) In rear, behind over 3f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 14, 7l behind Cheylesmore (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Caramelita 3-1fav (8-7) Chased leader, ridden to lead entering final 2f, headed 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Interakt (9-2) at Yarmouth 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) hvy.
Basle 9-1 (8-7) Close up on outer, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Interakt (9-2) at Yarmouth 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) hvy.
Cut The Cackle (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, good headway and switched right over 1f out, ran on to slight lead well inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 14, hd behind Lady Mango (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.