Spavento had an engagement at York yesterday but would be a leading contender here if allowed to take his chance. Kenyan Cat was only beaten a short-head when favourite at Lingfield last month while Very Well Red seems to see out this trip well enough nowadays and is in decent form. Madame Excelerate should be a better bet than stablemate Hathaway but only gets a pound from PRINCESS LEXI. Ian Williams' filly clearly found the company too hot off her new mark at Sandown last time but this looks less competitive and, unlike many of her rivals, she knows how to get her head in front where it matters.
Very Well Red 15-2 (9-7) Led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, eased when held close home, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Shamardal Phantom (9-5) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Kenyan Cat 15-8fav (9-4) Held up, headway 2f out, soon every chance, driven to lead narrowly well inside final furlong, ran on, headed post, 2nd of 7, shd behind Moresweets 'n Lace (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Zenarinda 7-2 (7-13) Raced far side, close up, switched to far rail 6f out, weakened 3f out, last of 4, 42l behind Scottish Boogie (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcap (6) sft in Oct.
Princess Lexi (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden and headway when hung badly right over 1f out, one pace, eased inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Miss Chicane (8-9) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Beauchamp Xiara 16-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Rio's Rosanna (10-0) at Pontefract 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in May.
Madame Excelerate 4-1fav (9-0) Mid-division on outside, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 14l behind Petsas Pleasure (8-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Spavento (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, rallied entering final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Ykikamoocow (9-4) at Ayr 1m fll hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Magic Millie (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 21l behind Easy Terms (8-13) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Straversjoy 9-2 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 11l behind Guga (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Hathaway (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Marino Prince (8-6) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Sacco D'oro 9-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear and keen, headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, took 2nd place near finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Golan Heights (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Grethel (IRE) 66-1 (9-9) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 35l behind Switched Off (11-3) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) sft in Sep.