Open to further improvement OUR DRAMA QUEEN gets the nod in a wickedly tough finale with Shaluca and Bathwick Xaara looking the dangers. Found wanting by just a short head on her handicap debut and just fourth career starts the pick is allowed to turn out under the same mark. That clearly gives her great chance and it would be surprising if she didn't run a big race. Shaluca was three lengths held in third on her own handicap bow last time. She too is open to improvement so she looks leading player. Bathwick Xaara was half-a-length back behind Decency on her last outing so although up a couple of lbs for that she can go close. Interakt was a close up third off this mark on her last start and should be in the mix once more while Lady Pattern is consistent and looks booked to give her running again. A very tight race to finish but Our Drama Queen is looking progressive and can go in this time.
Lenkiewicz 9-1 (8-9) Always prominent, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd in May beating Touch Tone (8-9) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Tafawut 11-4fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, took keen hold, not much room over 3f out, ridden and hung left well over 1f out, soon beaten, 6th of 10, 8l behind Law Of The Range (9-6) at Haydock 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Falling Angel 20-1 (8-12) Prominent stands' side to halfway, soon weakened, 19th of 22, 24l behind Habaayib (8-12) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun '09.
Hulcote Rose (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Law Of The Range (9-6) at Haydock 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Lady Pattern (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, driven and effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Forest Crown (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Silver Symphony (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 16l behind Thrust Control (8-13) at Salisbury 7f 3yo clm (5) gf in May.
Poppy Golightly 10-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden and chance over 1f out, soon outpaced by winner, went 2nd post, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Starclass (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 3yo fll mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Shaluca 7-2 (8-9) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, soon close up, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Emerald Girl (8-11) at Carlisle 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Interakt 7-2fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, hard driven and every chance over 1f out, hung right under pressure inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Barlaman (9-3) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Our Drama Queen (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) In rear, good headway from 2f out, soon every chance, ridden and unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 9, hd behind Al Joza (9-1) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Rosedale 7-2 (9-0) Held up, never a factor, 8th of 11, 5l behind Revue Princess (9-1) at Leicester 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Bathwick Xaara 7-2fav (8-8) Led, ridden and kept on under pressure when pressed from 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, headed and outpaced close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Decency (8-10) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Sparkle Park 9-1 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f oput, 10th of 13, 9l behind Under Fire (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 1f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.