STAR ANISE posted a better effort over course and distance last time when finishing ahead of Division Belle. Dropping down a grade, she gets a token vote in a poor handicap. Benoordenhout won here last month and went close again off today's mark on his latest start. He's preferred to Sexy Secret, a runner-up in a Brighton seller last time. Choral Clan has been placed over a mile of late but was well beaten on his only start over this longer trip and the less exposed Silken Waters makes more appeal.
Star Anise (FR) 33-1 (8-11) Keen held up, headway to track leaders 7f out, tracked winner 5f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra and lost two places inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Sequester (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Harboured (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 4f out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 15l behind Nifty Kier (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Choral Clan (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Prominent early, in touch, lost place 6f out, switched left and headway over 1f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Windy Citi (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Saturation Point 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 5th of 9, 13l behind Wrood (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Division Belle 16-1 (8-8) Led, headed over 6f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sequester (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Sexy Secret 7-2fav (8-11) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, led over 1f out, soon edged right, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Unidexter (9-1) at Brighton 1m 4f sell hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Silken Waters 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 4th of 8, 6l behind Oracle Boy (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Benoordenhout (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Difficult loading in stalls, took fierce hold tracking leaders, went 2nd 8f out, challenging when carried right well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Lily Edge (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.