Spiraea has been raised only 3lb for winning a lower grade contest at Salisbury but will find this much tougher. LITTLE SHAMBLES moves in the opposite direction as she went close in a Class 3 event at Yarmouth last week. A similar effort should see her back to winning ways in this lesser company. Lady Horatia did well to finish third at Leicester given she was raised a harsh-looking 11lb for an earlier win at Brighton but Monakova has something to prove off her current mark having landed a hat-trick over today's trip last season.
Monakova (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Showboating (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Marjong 8-1 (9-3) Slowly away in rear, not clear run from 2f out, switched right entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 9, 5l behind Stepping Out (8-12) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.
Lady Horatia 8-1 (9-2) Soon tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Kickboxer (9-4) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Barbs Princess 8-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Willbeme (9-6) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs in May.
Little Shambles 50-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Green Monkey (8-13) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Diamond Lady 40-1 (8-10) Awkwardly away in rear, never on terms, 10th of 11, 6l behind Nova Champ (8-2) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Spiraea 6-1 (9-6) Went left start, held up in touch, smooth headway on wide outside 2f out, chased leader inside final 2f, upsides inside final furlong, led post, won at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May beating New Decade (9-4) by shd, 7 ran.