keen close up, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression and lost 2nd near finish
dwelt in touch, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not reach winner
towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders
led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
keen tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden out
keen in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out
in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression
Venus Grace won for the first time in 27 attempts when successful over a mile here last time. But she is upped a grade for this while though Baileys Mirage was runner-up at Kempton on her latest start she never looked like troubling the winner. Maureb won a higher grade contest at Carlisle last year and will be sharper for last week's reappearance but POTTERNELLO has run better than her finishing position suggests in both starts so far this year and it could be her turn today for a yard in good form.
Maureb (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up, headway 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd close home, no impression on winner, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Clotilde (9-4) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp fll (5) pol in Mar.
Exoplanet Blue 8-1 (9-3) Led until ridden and headed over 1f out, chased leader until entering final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Lady Lydia (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Dec.
Pryers Princess 33-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 6 1/4l behind Queen Aggie (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Sep.
Potternello (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Binky Blue (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Mar.
Two In The Pink (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 7, 6l behind Slovak (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp fll (5) pol in Feb.
Baileys Mirage (FR) 3-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, soon no extra, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Lucy The Painter (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Mar.
Dusty Blue 22-1 (9-2) Raced wide, in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind China Excels (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Venus Grace 6-1 (9-7) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, driven to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar beating Theydon Thunder (9-3) by nk, 8 ran.