FANZINE posted her best effort so far when runner-up at Newbury on her reappearance. Lightly-raced for her age, this looks a good opportunity to open her account. She's preferred to Men Don't Cry, who won a lowly handicap on the Turf at Lingfield last time while a 6lb rise proved beyond Southwell winner Geeaitch when well beaten at Chepstow on his latest start. Ivor's Princess came good at Bath recently but a 5lb hike may anchor her and Nave is preferred having tumbled down the weights and expected do better now back on a winning mark.
Fanzine 7-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on outside over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, kept on, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Kastini (9-7) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Nave (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Held up in touch in 6th, pushed along 3f out, edging left and not quicken 2f out, no threat after, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Starwatch (8-9) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Ivor's Princess 7-1 (9-1) Midfield, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden clear, kept on well under pressure, won at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May beating Shades Of Grey (8-11) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Sunny Future (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 9, well behind One Pursuit (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Shades Of Grey 2-1fav (8-11) Held up well in rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on strongly closing stages, nearest finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Ivor's Princess (9-1) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Geeaitch 8-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 9, 14l behind One Pursuit (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Pahente 25-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, last of 11, 47l behind Jebril (10-7) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs in May.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, headway 3f out, driven to lead just inside final 2f, soon ridden, hard pressed inside final furlong, just held on, won at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May beating Neuilly (9-7) by shd, 9 ran.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Arashi (9-12) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.