Caramelita brought a frustrating run of placed efforts to an end with a victory at Ffos Las last Monday. She's not guaranteed to follow up under a penalty, however, and RIVAS RHAPSODY looks to have superior form. Unbeaten last year, including a win on heavy ground, she went very close on her reappearance and can resume winning ways in this. Saratoga Slew has a bit to find with the selection on latest running and it was firm going when My Own Way Home won over 6f here last month. Ivor's Princess was engaged to run at Bath yesterday.
Rivas Rhapsody (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, strong challenge over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, found no extra close home, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Avonrose (9-4) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Batgirl 7-2 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Amoya (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) fm in May.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 20l behind Colour Guard (9-7) at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Caramelita 7-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, travelling well when not clear run over 2f out, switched right inside final 2f, headway betwwen horses over 1f out, ridden to lead final 150 yards, ran on well, won at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Mary's Pet (8-7) by 3l, 9 ran.
Saratoga Slew (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, good headway and squeezed through 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Avonrose (9-4) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Ivor's Princess 20-1 (8-9) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, challenged 2f out, led soon after, ridden and in command final furlong, won at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May beating Royal Reyah (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
My Own Way Home 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May beating Sarangoo (9-1) by nk, 16 ran.
Vizean (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Dwelt tracked leader over 4f out, led over 3f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Green Park (9-4) at Chester 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Swift Act 16-1 (8-12) Pressed leader until approaching final 2f, chased leading pair, rallied inside final furlong to regain 2nd final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Tea Cup (8-12) at Chepstow 7f fll mdn stks (5) gs.
Leelu 16-1 (8-13) Headway to lead 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 13l behind Scottish Glen (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.