It can pay to follow the old adage of keeping on the right side of a filly in form and go with CHARLOTTE POINT here, while Cumana Bay can follow her home. Paul Cole-trained Charlotte Point has won three of her last four, including a three-quarters-of-a-length defeat of Cumana Bay at Goodwood last month. A 4lb rise for her Nottingham dead heat does not look frightening and she can add another success to her CV. Cumana Bay has a little to find with the selection and is 1lb worse off with her, so strictly on the form book she should again finish in arrears, although stranger things have happened. Trumpet Lily has some very solid form in the locker and probably just needs to drop a couple more pounds to be winning again, while the same can be said of Spring Adventure, so Charlotte Point is a confident choice.
Trumpet Lily 4-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, ridden 2f out, no extra entering final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Rosaleen (8-12) at Pontefract 1m fll lst stks (1) gd.
Charlotte Point (USA) 10-3fav (9-7) Made all, ridden and flashed tail from 2f out, driven inside final furlong, joined post, won at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf deadheating with Suba (9-3), 10 ran.
Cumana Bay 15-8fav (9-4) Soon slight lead, strongly pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Sparkling Crystal (8-8) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Stan's Cool Cat (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Towards rear, chased along halfway, some late headway, never troubled leaders, 7th of 10, 10l behind Secret Society (9-4) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Spring Adventure 9-2 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on, 7th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Dalradian (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.