Librettela beat If What And Maybe at Lingfield last time a shade more cosily than the narrow winning margin would suggest. They're closely matched again here and NEWBY LODGE could prove a safer option. She found the soft ground against her at Brighton last time, but had scored at the same track before that and this looks easier. Alan Bailey's filly gets the nod with Hi Note out of sorts since winning over a mile here and Sir Randolf proving hard to win with.
If What And Maybe 14-1 (8-5) Led, ridden over 3f out, clear with winner over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Librettela (8-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Newby Lodge (IRE) 9-4fav (8-9) Raced keenly, soon in touch, led over 4f out, came stands side and headed over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Abigails Angel (9-6) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Librettela 40-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, clear with leader over 1f out, hung right final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-62 (6) pol beating If What And Maybe (8-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Hi Note 9-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 8th of 13, 22l behind Dubawi Dancer (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Sir Randolf (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway towards inside over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2l behind Fair Breeze (8-12) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Tommy Tiger 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 42l behind Sharp Relief (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Ocean's Dream Day (IRE) 16-1 (7-10) Tracked winner, became keen after 2f, lost 2nd 8f out, weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 5, 38l behind Kepler's Law (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Pani Ash 125-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 6, 30l behind Dean Swift (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.