MARIA MONTEZ stands out in this company as she returned to winning ways in a higher grade handicap at Salisbury during the week and escapes a penalty. John Hills' filly makes more appeal than Brandywell Boy, a close-up third on the Polytrack here in March, and recent Southwell runner-up Doctor Hilary. Scommettitrice disappointed when favourite at Brighton last Monday but Microlight has claims on his earlier form at Kempton having stood little chance at the weights in a claimer on his latest start.
Running Mate (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Dwelt always in rear, last of 10, 9l behind Catalinas Diamond (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Seraphiel 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, reached mid-division on inside halfway, pushed along over 2f out, no progress, 6th of 11, 9l behind Dutch Supreme (9-3) at Kempton 6f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in May '12.
Maria Montez 5-2fav (8-5) Made most, driven 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Salisbury 6f app hcp (5) gd beating Intomist (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Hamis Al Bin (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 15, 8l behind Jubilant Queen (9-6) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Pharoh Jake 20-1 (8-7) Chased leaders on outer, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 11l behind Darnathean (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Behind, ran on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Even Bolder (9-0) at Brighton 5f hcp (6) fm.
Half Turn 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind The Black Jacobin (9-0) at Chepstow 6f 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Raced wide in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Speedyfix (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Sherjawy (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 14, 13l behind Thorpe Bay (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in May.
You'relikemefrank 16-1 (9-10) Dwelt, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 14l behind Hab Reeh (9-13) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Microlight 33-1 (9-4) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 10l behind North Star Boy (9-10) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol in May.
Doctor Hilary 6-1 (9-4) In touch, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Insolenceofoffice (9-7) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs.
Guru Baby 10-1 (8-12) Awkwardly away, in touch on outside, ridden and lost place 2f out, soon behind, last of 5, 9l behind Lewisham (9-3) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in May.
Red Star Lady (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) With leaders, effort well over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 6l behind Confidential Creek (9-0) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Sakhee's Alround 250-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 20l behind Yeager (9-5) at Leicester 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd.