Go For Broke faded in the closing stages over a mile at Chepstow and was just run out of it. First-time blinkers are applied today. Born To Fly won at Brighton last time but this is tougher while both Applejack Lad and Goodwood Storm have been placed on the Polytrack course at this venue. But LADY SPARKLER has shown ability in maiden races over 6f so far this year. Back over 7f for her handicap debut, Roger Varian's filly gets the vote to open her account.
Lady Sparkler (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened into 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Mia San Triple (9-0) at Windsor 6f mdn flls stks (5) gd in Jun.
Applejack Lad 25-1 (8-8) Raced wide tracked leader, ran very wide into straight 3f out, soon in rear, last of 14, 31l behind Brown Eyed Honey (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Goodwood Storm 9-1 (9-7) Behind, headway on inside over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 9l behind Biotic (9-0) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Go For Broke 11-4 (9-0) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 6, nk behind Charlie Wells (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Berkeley Vale 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened 3f out, last of 13, 15l behind Tree Of Grace (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Born To Fly (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) In rear and outpaced, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Moneypennie (8-1) by hd, 9 ran.
Aristocratic Duty 3-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Serena Grae (9-5) at Chepstow 1m fll hcp (5) gf.
Moneypennie 10-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Born To Fly (9-6) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.