Easter Diva surprisingly drops in trip having obliged over 1m2f last month, and with that win obtained after an absence, there's every chance that she may be able to build upon it. ETHEL confirmed the promise of her debut at Kempton with a convincing victory at Doncaster and John Gosden's filly might have been let in lightly off mark of 76. Serenity Spa was hard pressed to get her head in front over course and distance, and a 4lb rise won't make life any easier. Zeyran isn't always the easiest of rides and the Yarmouth winner showed those tendencies again at Newmarket. Oratorio's Joy hasn't been seen too much since landing a maiden at Wolverhampton but there is plenty of room for encouragement as the well-held third in that contest has gone on to land a Lingfield handicap off a mark of 67 in the interim.
Zeyran (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Keen led after 2f, ridden and hung right from over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 6, nk behind Ribbons (9-4) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Refreshestheparts (USA) 4-5fav (9-7) Made all, ridden 2f out, ran on, readily, won at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Apr beating Yojojo (8-9) by nk, 4 ran.
Easter Diva (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Rearing in stalls, took keen hold tracking leaders, travelling well 3f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Windsor 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Gaelic Ice (8-5) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Serenity Spa 2-1fav (9-1) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, kept on under pressure to lead close home, won at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Savanna Days (10-2) by nk, 7 ran.
Ethel 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon pushed along, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, won at Doncaster 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf beating Nur Jahan (9-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Oratorio's Joy (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression and dropped to 3rd last 100 yards, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Jathabah (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Starlight Symphony (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Zaitsev (9-3) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.