Another race for the fillies and we will take COUNTESS ZARA to come good, while Morning Queen and Athania look dangers. The Andrew Balding-trained selection has been sliding in the weights and races here from a mark of just 62. The drop back to this trip and the application of headgear both look well worth a try and we hope that they can do the trick in a weak race. Morning Queen ran well on her handicap debut at Leicester last time over this trip. She acts well on fast ground and from the same mark today she appears to be a leading player. Alan Jarvis saddles Athania, who drops back in trip and is again down 2lbs in the weights after being beaten at Kempton last time. Money for her would make her very interesting. Itsher is consistent enough but as yet unproven on ground this quick, while Bath's quick ground suited Avrilo last time and she may prove good enough to reach the frame again here. Countess Zara is taken to score.
Leadenhall Lass (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Dametime (8-12) at Lingfield 6f (5) pol.
Athania (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Russian Rave (9-3) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (5) pol.
Five Gold Rings (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Chased leaders until lost place over 3f out, quickly weakened, tailed off over 2f out, 9th of 10, 17l behind Just Timmy Marcus (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Countess Zara (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 2f out, effort and chance entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Secret Hero (9-1) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Morning Queen (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Sweet Gale (10-0) at Leicester 6f (5) gf.
Rest By The River 28-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 12l behind Dubai Legend (8-9) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Marina Walk 6-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, lost place 3f out, 7th of 9, 20l behind Hysterical Lady (8-9) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Itsher 6-1 (8-6) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on outside, came stands' side 2f out, soon ridden, edged left and led over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Sarasota Sunshine (9-4) at Warwick 6f 3yo fll hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Rafta (IRE) 80-1 (8-5) Prominent, lost place 2f out, last of 7, 13l behind Adoring (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Avrilo 20-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 1f out, kept on to chase winner well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Baby Queen (8-11) at Bath 5f fll hcp (5) fm.
Hint of Honey 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, never trouble leaders, 8th of 11, 14l behind Pepin (8-11) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.