Elegant Ophelia won a couple of low grade affairs at Lingfield last month. But she's hard to fancy under a penalty up against a host of unexposed fillies. That includes another recent Lingfield winner in Bella Varenna while SLEEPER scored at Windsor last time. The latter won a higher class handicap than this and gets the vote to go in again. Upper Street has yet to threaten but goes handicapping for the first time along with Elpida and neither are easily dismissed. Shining Glitter wasn't far behind Grasped, who runs in the first race on the card, last time and is another to consider.
Ana Shababiya (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Led after 2f, 4 lengths clear over 6f out, increased lead over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Good Hope (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Elegant Ophelia 7-4fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, comfortably, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul beating Give Us A Reason (9-10) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Bella Varenna (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Lingfield 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Jul beating By Jupiter (9-1) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Shining Glitter (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Grasped (9-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Jul.
Elpida (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Stumbled badly start, soon in touch in 5th, effort between horses 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 14l behind Cascading (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f fll mdn stks (4) gf in Jul.
Upper Street (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, faded over 1f out, 6th of 14, 16l behind Fiery Sunset (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Jammy Moment 50-1 (9-0) Went right start, held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on final 100 yards, no impression, 4th of 12, 10l behind Kleo (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f flls mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Berwin (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Stated very slowly and reluctant early, in rear, last pair and struggling over 2f out, ridden and plugged on inside final furlong, never involved, 7th of 12, 12l behind Hell Hath No Fury (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Sleeper 8-1 (8-5) Held up in last trio, rapid headway on wide outside tracking leaders halfway, went 2nd 5f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon led, stayed on well inside final furlong, driven out, won at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating High Love (8-7) by 2l, 9 ran.
Hallbeck 11-4fav (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Needless Shouting (9-3) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.