Tea In Transvaal scored on heavy going at Salisbury in October but has been well beaten in both starts this season and finished tailed off at Nottingham. Plucky Dip has been performing consistently well, though in lower grade and he's on his highest ever mark. SAHRA AL KHADRA landed a minor handicap at Warwick and almost defied a 4lb rise in better company at Doncaster where he was only caught close home by Billingsgate. Back in this grade he's expected to regain winning ways though Spirit Raiser looks a threat as she has made progress with each race and only just failed to catch Know Your Name at Newbury. Living Leader has only won on Polytrack but has produced two good efforts on Turf in recent weeks so looks best of the remainder.
Appease 10-1 (8-13) Towards rear, driven oevr 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 14l behind Lawmans Thunder (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Tea In Transvaal (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Held up mid-division, ridden and hung right over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 31l behind Native Heart (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Sahra Al Khadra 8-1 (8-11) In touch in 5th, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept oon and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Billingsgate (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Spirit Raiser (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, switched left and headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Know Your Name (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Pure Amber (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 20l behind Crowley's Law (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Living Leader 7-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Roxy Lane (8-7) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Headlong (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Maraayill (9-7) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Plucky Dip 5-2 (8-7) Held up, ridden and headway to chase clear leader over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Derbyshire (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf.