Mayo Lad won over 6f in April but appeared to need every yard of Leicester's mile to gain his second success a couple of weeks ago. Lolita Lebron is a tough filly and gained her fourth success at Newcastle on Friday though she likes a bit of cut in the ground and has a penalty to carry. VERSE OF LOVE won a minor handicap over this trip at Chester and didn't get the best of runs over a mile at Salisbury next time. He's on a reasonable mark and can get back to winning ways. Elegant Flight couldn't cope with a 5lb rise when strongly fancied at Haydock after scoring at York while Keyaadi was odds-on for a Chepstow maiden last time but didn't have things his own way and scrambled home. He has plenty of scope but the runner-up that day has been well beaten since and he isn't particularly well handicapped.
Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Held up in touch, closed from 2f out, went 2nd just over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on, just held by winner, 2nd of 7, hd behind Baheeja (9-4) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mayo Lad (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Held up in touch in rear, headway on inner from over 2f out, in pocket and nowhere to go from over 1f out, switched left inside well inside final furlong and plenty to do, ridden and quickened to lead final strides, readily, won at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating May Be Some Time (9-12) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Lolita Lebron (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Held up mid-division, smooth headway over 1f out, led on bit 1f out, shaken up and quickened inside final furlong, idled towards finish, won at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Dolly Diva (8-6) by 1l, 8 ran.
Keyaadi 4-5fav (9-3) Tracked leaders and keen, led over 2f out, hung left and pressed inside final furlong, headed narrowly, rallied to quickly regain lead, just held on, gamely, won at Chepstow 7f mdn stks (5) gs beating Peak Storm (8-12) by nk, 11 ran.
Hometown Glory 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 6l behind Campanology (9-4) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Verse Of Love 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, not much room inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Knave Of Clubs (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Elegant Flight 9-4fav (8-13) Held up in rear on inside, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Oddysey (8-13) at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Sweet Mystery (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 6th of 7, 22l behind Rockgoat (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Beau Duke (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no extra, 7th of 8, 8l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-4) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.