Alan King's Dolcetto could be of interest on her first outing in 697 days on her handicap debut off a mark of just 62 but a safer bet looks to be LYRA'S DAEMON, who can give weight away all round with the main danger rated as Ragdolliana. The last mentioned has slipped to a fair mark and ran well on her reappearance at Bath earlier this month when chasing home Lady Hestia and she has every chance of going one better off just a 2lb higher mark today. Any market support for Brendan Powell's Princess Flame would be of interest but she needs to improve on recent form to trouble the judge, while Setter's Princess is lightly raced but looks plenty high enough in the weights for what she has achieved so far. The David Evans-trained Amroth disappointed at Nottingham last time but has claims on earlier form so cannot be discounted but a better bet looks to be Lyra's Daemon. Willie Muir's filly showed improved form when a close third behind King's Masque at Ffos Las recently on her first run since December and she looks the pick of the eight runners on that evidence.
Lyra's Daemon 9-1 (8-12) Led at steady pace, increased tempo over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind King's Masque (8-1) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Ragdollianna 28-1 (9-4) Dwelt, took keen hold early and held up, headway to close on leaders over 6f out, chased winner 3f out, driven and hung left from over 1f out, kept on but never able to challenge, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Lady Hestia (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Love In The Park 7-2 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, never going pace to trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 6l behind Dancing Jest (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Shy 14-1 (8-11) Switched left start, held up in rear, switched sharply right 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on final 2f, not pace to reach leaders, 7th of 16, 8l behind Make Amends (9-1) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dolcetto (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 9l behind Tatbeeq (8-9) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Jul '08.
Princess Flame (GER) 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 12l behind Look Officer (9-1) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Setter's Princess 50-1 (9-8) Mid-division on outside, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 16l behind Hayzoom (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.
Amroth 11-2 (10-0) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened 4f out, 10th of 12, 25l behind Mustajed (10-2) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.