Carinya finished tailed off on her only start last year but Richard Hughes' presence on her reappearance points to a big run. Passion Play ended last season with victory at Bath and may figure on her return but Astra Hall remains 9lb higher than when scoring at Ffos Las last summer. HEADLINE NEWS also returns to action having signed off last season with a decent fifth in much better company than this. She'd won at Leicester before that and there should be more to come this year from Rae Guest's lightly-raced four-year-old. Play Street could prove best of the rest as she steps up in trip.
Headline News (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Keen in rear, headway on outer 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Surprise Moment (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Carinya (IRE) 15-8fav (9-5) Held up in touch, smooth headway over 4f out, weakened well over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 5, 35l behind Night And Dance (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr '12.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 10-3 (9-10) Tracked leaders until 8f out, ridden to chase leaders again over 3f out, never a factor, 3rd of 4, 16l behind Stentorian (9-10) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr.
Play Street 10-1 (9-4) Chased leading trio, staying on same pace and no impression when not clear run and switched right 1f out, stayed on to 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Our Phylli Vera (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf.
Miss Fortywinks 150-1 (8-7) Always in rear, last of 8, 29l behind Mull Of Killough (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Nov.
Passion Play 12-1 (8-10) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, found extra last strides, won at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug beating Peachez (8-12) by hd, 8 ran.
Astra Hall 11-4fav (10-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong when hung left, no impression, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Bold Duke (10-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Monopoli 12-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 9, 6l behind Foxhaven (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Pandorica 7-2fav (8-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led narrowly over 2f out until 2f out, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Our Phylli Vera (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf.