CHAIN LIGHTNING came in for significant market support in the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot and was only beaten three lengths by the winner, despite finishing eighth. Runner-up Dominant has already franked the form of his C&D victory in April and Richard Hannon's three-year-old should take all the beating in this. The Only Key won for the first time in this country when getting the better of All Action over C&D three weeks ago and could improve further, but the jury is out on Absinthe after she flopped again at Chester. Oceanway has a penalty for scoring on the Roodeye last week but won easily that day and looks capable of holding his own in this better grade.
All Annalena (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Ceilidh House (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gs in Nov, 17 ran.
Gunner Lindley (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Behind stand side, never in contention, 16th of 28, 16l behind Julienas (8-8) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Totally Ours 9-2 (9-9) Held up in last pair, pushed along 3f out, headway on wide outside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Amethyst Dawn (9-9) at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Sweet Origin 17-2 (9-9) Mid-division, headway when not clear run from over 1f out, staying on when hit on head by rivals whip inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 4l behind Suits Me (9-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Diescentric (USA) 11-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, switched right over 1f out, ridden to chase winner when edged left entering final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Suits Me (9-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
The Only Key 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on inside, challenged 2f out, driven to chase leader over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead final 120 yards, won at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun beating All Action (9-2) by nk, 15 ran.
Absinthe (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Mid-division, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, not much room over 1f out, no impression, 10th of 12, 9l behind Jutland (9-4) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Tinshu (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 14, 17l behind Constant Contact (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jun.
Chain Lightning 6-1fav (8-11) Raced stands side, held up, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 29, 3l behind Sagramor (8-13) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Botanist 9-2 (9-6) Took keen hold towards rear, no progress over 2f out, 9th of 12, 5l behind Tarooq (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Oceanway (USA) 16-1 (8-8) Led early, tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on well, eased close home, won at Chester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gs in Jun beating Captivator (9-9) by 2l, 7 ran.