Ana Shababiya won on fast ground at Leicester last year but the Lingfield third has looked in the handicapper's grip lately. Bethan isn't really getting any closer to losing her maiden tag but is starting to come down the weights and Trikala has probably run a little better than her form figures suggest in two starts this year. AMETRINE rallied for pressure at Brighton last time having looked beaten entering the final half-mile. She might be getting the hang of things so gets a tentative vote in a modest handicap, though Good Hope might have more scope.
Ana Shababiya (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, driven inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Lily Edge (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Alphabetique 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Lisamour (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Bethan 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader until over 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Poste Restante (8-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Trikala (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Ponied to start early, in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never a factor, 4th of 6, 8l behind Adore (8-13) at Leicester 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Good Hope 16-1 (9-0) Held up off the pace in 7th, pushed along over 3f out, no great progress, 6th of 9, 7l behind Palerma (8-11) at Salisbury 1m mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jun.
Ellen May 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 7l behind Whitecrest (9-11) at Lingfield 5f fll hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Ametrine (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Redlorryellowlorry (8-7) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Tete Orange 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, hard driven on outside and hung left over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Enquiring (8-8) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.