SAGESSE has the typical profile of one from her yard. A half-sister to very smart former stablemates Songerie and Souvenance, Sir Mark Prescott's filly landed a maiden at Kempton last month and will improve further over this longer trip. Like A Diamond is less certain to appreciate a step up in distance but his recent second to Modernism is decent form while Fly Solo, Spanish Plume and Oratorio's Joy all managed to find one too good at this venue last time with the latter allowed to race off the same mark today. Bute Hall made a winning start for new connections in a claiming race here, his first outing since 2012, but will find this tougher.
Brigadoon 10-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, last of 9, 18l behind Star Links (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Coin of The Realm (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway on outer over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 11l behind Fox Hunt (9-8) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun '11.
Bute Hall 11-4 (8-13) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on inside, not clear run over 2f out, soon went 2nd, led 1f out, held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f clm stks (6) pol in Jan beating Scribe (9-2) by shd, 6 ran.
Returntobrecongill 50-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 6f out, well beaten final 4f, last of 9, well behind Arch Villain (9-2) at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Jan.
Pertemps Networks 20-1 (10-0) Led 1f, tracked leader, effort over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Corton Lad (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Like A Diamond (IRE) 5-2 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Modernism (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Sagesse 5-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Conserve (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Oratorio's Joy (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up in touch in 5th, went 4th halfway, went 3rd over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to quicken and headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Lilac Tree (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Fly Solo 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, progress from 3f out, led just inside 2f out, soon edged left and headed, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Royal Alcor (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Spanish Plume 3-1 (9-4) Raced freely, tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Frost Fire (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.