LA SYLPHE ran nowhere near her best despite finding only one too good over 6f here last time. The course and distance winner is capable of much better and Derek Shaw's filly is the one to beat in this if producing it. Lexi's Beauty has been getting closer at Wolverhampton of late but Con Leche was well beaten on his previous start on the Fibresand. Lucies Diamond won at the first time of asking when scoring at Ripon last April but hasn't raced since while Just Past Andover has yet to show any improvement for his slide down the weights.
La Sylphe 5-2 (7-13) Soon led, ridden halfway, headed 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 3, 1/2l behind Girl At The Sands (8-9) at Southwell 6f 3yo clm stks (6) fbs.
Sylvia Pankhurst (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 8l behind Sewn Up (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Just Past Andover (IRE) 9-4 (8-8) Took keen hold, chased leader until ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 8l behind Windforpower (8-6) at Lingfield 5f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Lucies Diamond (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ran on to challenge inside final furlong, led last stride, won at Ripon 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Apr beating Throwing Roses (8-4) by shd, 9 ran.
Miako (USA) 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Boxing Shadows (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Con Leche 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 6, 7l behind Holley Shiftwell (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Lexi's Beauty (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up, headway when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Dangerous Age (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.