GILT EDGE GIRL and Riflessione both race under a penalty after winning last time out last week, but we think the first named there can overcome the extra six pounds, but another to come into calculations is Raimond Ridge. It does look very competitive though. The one doubt about Gilt Edge Girl would be whether she'd prefer it a little softer, but she's yet to finish out of the frame in her five races to date. This is her handicap debut, and she's got the advantage of a high draw, and with the good attitude shown to date, the positives outweigh the one possible negative. Riflessione seemed to be helped by a little rain having fallen when winning at Bath last time, but the ground was still similar to what we expect here. That was his first win though, and he's more exposed than Gilt Edge Girl. Raimond Ridge has to overcome a poor draw, but has proved himself to be versatile over trip and in differing conditions, finishing in the frame in his last seven outings. His return to turf last week at Thirsk saw him finish second when maybe it was a little too quick. Bold Tie makes his handicap bow, and is the least exposed with this just his third run and first since winning in November. He may need the race though. It could be a lively betting heat, and our preference is for Gilt Edge Girl.
Riflessione 5-1 (9-4) Towards rear, stumbled after one furlong, effort and headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, hard ridden and joined line, won at Bath 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr deadheating with Speak The Truth (9-0), 9 ran.
Gilt Edge Girl 7-2 (8-12) Led over 2f, hedged left and led 1f out, ran on, won at Nottingham 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Apr beating Strictly (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Caledonia Princess 100-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, pressing leaders over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 9l behind Dark Mischief (8-10) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Apr.
Pocket's Pick (IRE) 28-1 (8-5) Prominent to halfway, gradually weakened, 9th of 11, 15l behind Master Of Disguise (8-10) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Miss Hollybell 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 36l behind Chantilly Pearl (9-0) at Great Leighs 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Dec.
Bobbie Soxer (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance 1f out to well inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Seek The Fair Land (8-10) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Cawdor (IRE) 2-1fav (9-1) In touch, ridden along 3f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Champagne Future (8-10) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Bold Tie 8-1 (9-3) Soon led main group, hung left to centre over 2f out, chased leader 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead final strides, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct beating Standpoint (9-3) by hd, 12 ran.
Bobs Dreamflight 40-1 (8-6) Steadied start, always in rear, outpaced halfway, 10th of 11, 16l behind Master Of Disguise (8-10) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Raimond Ridge (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Held up, headway 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Hysterical Lady (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Merry Diva 6-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden over 2f out, found extra when challenged inside final furlong, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct beating Taazur (9-3) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Izzi Mill (USA) 10-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and pressed approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Maxwell Hawke (9-3) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Leadenhall Lass (IRE) 50-1 (8-3) Chased leaders on stand's side, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 16th of 28, 14l behind Penny's Gift (8-6) at Ascot 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Sep.
Jeremiah (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Mid-division, lost place before halfway, heavily eased final furlong, virtually pulled up, last of 11, 23l behind All The Nines (8-10) at Southwell 6f mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Apr.
Forward Feline (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Always prominent, chased winner over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Cecily (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Battle 13-2 (9-0) Raced stands side, tracked leaders, ridden to press leaders entering final 2f when edged right, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind The Winged Assasin (9-1) at Folkestone 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.