It's hard to be confident about a contest packed with fillies of considerable potential but a chance is taken on DINVAR DIVA. A daughter of Dalakhani, she wasn't given a hard time on her Leicester debut last autumn, staying on in eye-catching style to claim fourth spot in a decent maiden. Everything about her that day screamed three-year-old and she is certain to relish this step up to middle distances. She is also preferred by William Buick to stablemate, Apothecary, already a dual winner. Vow created a fine impression on her Newbury debut but that came under totally different conditions and she is worth opposing at the likely prices. The Charlton team has made a pleasing start to the season and Estrela looked one to follow last season when scoring at Newbury, likewise Colima on her successful soft-ground Nottingham debut.
Anabedweyah (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Tina's Spirit (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Apothecary 9-4fav (9-7) Made virtually all, quickened over 2f out, hard ridden when hung right under pressure inside final fulong, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr beating Zain Princess (8-9) by nk, 9 ran.
Colima (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, led entering final 3f, ran on strongly final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov beating Key Appointment (9-3) by 2l, 17 ran.
Dinvar Diva 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 3f out, pushed along 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Esentepe (9-0) at Leicester 1m 2yo fll mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Estrela 6-1 (9-0) Raced alone in centre until joined others over 5f out, made virtually all, quickened entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) gf in Oct beating Westwiththenight (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 17 ran.
Secrets Away (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Last Shadow (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (6) sft in Apr.
Varnish 3-1fav (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, not much room briefly and switched right over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, not able to challenge winner, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Shirocco Star (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) gf in Oct.
Vow 11-2 (9-0) Raced green in rear, pushed along 4f out, headway over 2f out, ran on strongly to lead near finish, eased close home, won at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) sft in Apr beating Everlong (9-0) by 1l, 14 ran.
Zimira (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) With leader, ridden 2f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Widyaan (9-3) by 1/2l, 12 ran.