A low-grade handicap that won't live too long in the memory and an opportunity for PINK DIAMOND to show what she is capable of. The daughter of Champs Elysees has been well held in three maidens but she shaped with a degree of promise at Windsor and has been allotted a realistic mark to work from. Highland Stardust has plotted a similar campaign, and with a previous experience at Salisbury under her belt, she is unlikely to be trading at such big prices tonight. Stoneham has struggled against the handicapper for some time though she has dropped far enough in the weights to get below the ceiling figure for this contest. Eugenic is respected as a previous course winner while long-standing maiden Assoluta is sure to be popular with Richard Hughes in the plate.
Stoneham 16-1 (8-8) Bumped start, held up and off the pace in last pair, some headway inside final 2f, soon hung left, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Perfect Pursuit (9-1) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Highland Stardust 40-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, 6th of 7, 16l behind Tearless (9-11) at Goodwood 1m 1f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Snow Conditions 7-1 (9-7) Soon prominent, led 10f out, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 8l behind Roman Riches (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Pink Diamond 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, driven over 2f out, never on terms, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 21l behind Tearless (9-11) at Goodwood 1m 1f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Eugenic 8-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous after, 6th of 10, 5l behind King Calypso (8-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Assoluta 8-1 (9-1) Led, edged right 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Bishop Wulstan (9-4) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Autopilot 5-1 (9-0) Led early, chased leaders, outpaced from over 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Fairy Mist (9-2) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.