Above The Stars has been in winning form in lesser company and landed a seller at Leicester on her latest start. But RED LARKSPUR makes more appeal as Richard Hughes partnered her to victory at Lingfield in March and is back on board today for the first time since. Hard Walnut has struggled a little recently having also scored at Lingfield earlier in the year and 7f winner Glastonberry is proving less than consistent. The remainder are harder to fancy unless Badr Al Badoor rediscovers her form.
Red Larkspur (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Prominent, led 5f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Alice's Dancer (9-2) at Brighton 7f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in May.
Ray of Joy 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression and eased well inside final furlong, last of 3, 6l behind Poisson d'Or (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf.
Above The Stars 1-4fav (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Leicester 6f sell stks (6) gd beating Nine Before Ten (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Badr Al Badoor (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 8th of 10, 11l behind Equity Risk (9-0) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Angel Way (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up off the pace in 5th in centre, headway halfway, pushed along over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind If So (9-6) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs in May.
Exotic Isle Evensfav (9-5) Steadied start, held up last, headway on outside to track leading pair inside final 2f, went 2nd 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Dusty Storm (9-7) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Glastonberry 10-1 (8-13) Steadied start, took keen hold towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Levi Draper (9-3) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Hard Walnut (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Led, clear over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Milly's Gift (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.