DELORES ROCKET is showing good progress and was winning for the third time in her last four starts when successful in heavy ground at Ayr last week. Kevin Ryan's filly can go in again and confirm running with Steer By The Stars in the process. It was soft going at Warwick when Columella popped up at 20/1 and she's a real threat ahead of dual 6f winner Alexandrakollantai, who is proving inconsistent on Turf. Storma Norma ran into a place again over C&D last time but that looks the best she can hope for today.
Delores Rocket 15-8 (9-13) Made all, driven 2f out, soon clear, stayed on well final furlong, won at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy beating Slipstream Angel (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Steer By The Stars (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Delores Rocket (8-8) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Columella 20-1 (8-8) Prominent, took keen hold, went to stands rail and led over 1f out, ran on, won at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Danz Choice (8-11) by 1l, 13 ran.
Storma Norma 16-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind George Rooke (9-7) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 4f out, well beaten final 3f, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Ingleby Symphony (8-13) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.