An Chulainn has only won once and that was on Polytrack and she's also disappointed on several occasions at this sort of level. LUNAR SPIRIT is improving rapidly and it's a surprise that she's only been raised 4lb for her comfortable Pontefract success so she gets the verdict. Go Sakhee has been a beaten favourite on his two latest starts after scoring at Windsor but Mariners Moon has faded over 1m4f the last twice and this looks his optimum trip.
Moonlight Venture 10-1 (9-4) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 8l behind Si Senor (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Mariners Moon (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Tracked winner 2f, tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Special Fighter (9-1) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Lunar Spirit 9-2 (9-0) Held up, headway on outer 3f out, pressed leader 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon wandered under pressure, ran on, won at Pontefract 1m 2f fll hcp (5) sft in May beating Missy Wells (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Go Sakhee 5-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Final Countdown (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
An Chulainn (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Dwelt close up in rear, effort on outer when carried head high 2f out, driven and kept on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Swiss Kiss (9-5) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Maggie's Diamond 3-1 (9-0) Prominent, led halfway until over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 14, 11l behind Ribblehead (9-5) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.