There was cut in the ground on both occasions when Rock On Candy landed a double and she has something to prove back on a fast surface. Catflap is preferred as she won an apprentices race at Windsor last week carrying 2lb overweight which allows her to compete off a lower mark today. Lager Time has crept back up the weights for a couple of recent placed efforts and his chance may have gone so INGLEBY STAR gets the vote off his current mark having hinted at a return to form at Doncaster last week.
Rock On Candy 7-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, keen, driven to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 5f fll hcp (5) gs in Jun beating Imaginary Diva (8-7) by 1l, 7 ran.
Ryan Style (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Catflap (8-9) at Windsor 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bussa 25-1 (9-0) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 8l behind Tidal's Baby (8-12) at Windsor 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Lager Time (IRE) 10-3fav (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, le dover 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Jimmy Elder (9-5) at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon chased winner, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Irish Boy (9-11) at Doncaster 5f app hcp (6) fm.
Mossgo (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 3l behind Blessing Box (9-7) at Yarmouth 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Catflap (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 1f out, led final 100 yards, kept on, won at Windsor 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Howyadoingnotsobad (9-10) by 1l, 8 ran.
Spic 'n Span 14-1 (9-2) Anticipated start, fly-jumped and unseated rider, in a race won by Excellent Aim (9-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-55 (6) fm, 10 ran.
Charismas Birthday (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) With leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened closing stages, 4th of 7, 5l behind Song Of Parkes (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.