Tom Queally was on board RAY OF JOY when she held off Oh So Spicy over course and distance on easy ground in April of last year. John Jenkins' mare re-opposes on 7lb better terms today and hinted at a revival at Nottingham last month. She has her going again and could spring a surprise. The three-year-olds Azenzar and Meddling both have claims, though the latter was put in her place by Gift Of Silence in a maiden handicap here last month. Clock Opera is consistent but Fever Few was very disappointing at Newcastle 12 days ago and Verus Delicia is treading water off her current mark.
Oh So Spicy 13-8fav (9-12) Led stand side group and well on terms, hung left from over 2f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Big Wave (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Gift Of Silence 4-1 (9-7) Held up in touch in rear, headway over 2f out, edged right and ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on, won at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Emerald Sea (9-4) by nk, 6 ran.
Azenzar 10-3fav (9-2) Chased winner, pushed along over 2f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 3/4l behind Visit Copenhagen (9-4) at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Caramelita 33-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 6l behind Quintet (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
El Mirage (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, raced wide and held up, headway on outside to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 9, 8l behind Bosham (8-8) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Ray of Joy 20-1 (9-3) Hampered start, in touch over 4f out, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 4l behind Lulu The Zulu (8-13) at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (3) gs in Aug.
Fever Few 3-1fav (9-7) Dwelt soon switched right, soon close up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 48l behind Jupiter Fidius (8-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Meddling 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Gift Of Silence (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Verus Delicia (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear and off the pace, headway halfway, hung left over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well to press for 2nd final strides, not quite get up, 3rd of 13, hd behind Euroquip Boy (8-0) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Interakt 7-1 (8-12) Close up, not clear run over 2f out, soon ridden and kept on same pace, last of 5, 3 1/2l behind Saskia's Dream (8-13) at Brighton 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Clock Opera (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Led until ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 10, 2l behind The Dark Wizard (9-5) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.