Sir Mark Prescott's ability to turn maiden geese into handicap swans has served the Baronet and his patrons for many a year and SOLAR VIEW should be able to shrug off a 6lb penalty for his victory at Beverley on Monday. Though hanging left in the closing stages, he already had the race in the bag and there should be more to come. Queen's Star was 12/1 on her handicap debut but she clearly didn't know her price as she slugged it out in the Sandown mud to score. On that evidence, she should be capable of taking a further step up in trip. Kings Apollo has kept counsel in moderate company over hurdles and has clearly not lived up to his illustrious breeding while David's Folly is stoutly bred though her supporters will need to forgive her a couple of disappointing runs on testing going.
Lucky Diva 40-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 11, 18l behind Blue Cossack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Sacco D'oro 8-1 (10-1) Slowly away, towards rear, pushed along halfway, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 31l behind Passato (10-2) at Warwick 1m 5f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Spinning Waters 25-1 (8-10) Slow into stride, always in rear, 7th of 8, 14l behind Astra Hall (8-9) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Queen's Star 12-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio, headway centre 2f out, driven to chase leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, soon hung right and stayed on under pressure to lead final 75 yards, held on, won at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Bathwick Street (8-13) by hd, 8 ran.
David's Folly (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Keen prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 8, 15l behind Astra Hall (8-9) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Kings Apollo 100-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 11, 15l behind Yazdi (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Solar View (IRE) 11-10fav (8-6) Held up mid-division, chased leaders over 5f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung badly left inside final furlong, kept on, won at Beverley 2m 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Looks Like Rain (8-10) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Blue Pencil 25-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 4f out, 10th of 14, 26l behind Kaiser Wilhelm (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ladram Bay (IRE) 22-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 8l behind Anginola (8-9) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo sll (5) sft.