MAZAMORRA went close to landing her first win of the year when headed close home by a couple of rivals at Lingfield a week ago. She's given another chance here as that form looks stronger than Choral's recent placed efforts at Kempton. John Potts has won six times at this track and goes well fresh, but is 4lb higher than his latest win here in March, while Ajdaad has a penalty for Monday's win over C&D but should still figure. Epernay makes her all-weather debut and could be thereabouts off her current mark.
Mazamorra (USA) 3-1fav (9-7) Led, driven clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Aquilifer (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Xpres Maite 9-1 (9-1) Headway to join leader over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 1 1/4l behind Glass Mountain (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Mighty Clarets (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, well behind Kodicil (8-6) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Strong Vigilance (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Held up behind, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 11, 44l behind Totally Ours (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
I Confess 14-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased winner over 6f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Willow Dancer (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Ajdaad (USA) 11-1 (9-3) Steadied and threw head up leaving stalls, held up towards rear, headway when not clearest of runs and switched right over 1f out, strong run to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Know No Fear (9-3) by 1l, 13 ran.
John Potts 8-1 (9-5) Led, headed 8f out, tracked leaders, ridden and chance over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Strong Vigilance (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Choral 9-2fav (9-5) Prominent, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Present Danger (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Epernay 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Carinya (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Saharia (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway over 5f out, went 2nd 2f out, every chance 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Zafeen's Pearl (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Dream of Fortune (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Ajdaad (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Carcinetto (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders until lost place over 4f out, rallied 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace and no impression final furlong, 6th of 13, 4l behind Ajdaad (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.