The recent consistency of top weight Gold Story can't be faulted but George Baker's four-year-old remains a maiden after 12 starts and is rated 8lb higher on turf than on the all-weather. Crystallize won at Kempton in February but his best form is over further while Diddums is in the midst of a long losing sequence, though hasn't been running too badly since the turn of the year. THOUGHTSOFSTARDOM is also looking to end a barren spell but Phil McEntee's gelding is much better on turf than the all-weather and his last victory came over this C&D on good to firm ground. The eight-year-old is 6lb lower in the weights today and can give the promising Leonna Mayor another winner.
Gold Story 7-1 (8-9) Held up, headway approaching final furlong, challenging winner under stand's side rail when short of room and bumped inside final, not run on, 2nd of 5, hd behind Soopacal (9-1) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Crystallize 20-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind West Leake (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Diddums 25-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headwy over 1f out, unable to reached leaders, 5th of 14, 3l behind Cane Cat (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Evey P (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Raced keenly tracking leaders, effort when not clear run over 2f out, soon beaten, 11th of 12, 16l behind Miss Bounty (8-12) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Thoughtsofstardom 12-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 3l behind Rebecca Romero (8-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Stargazy 12-1 (9-2) Slowly away, held up last, headway on outside 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 6, 12l behind Fire King (9-5) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.