THE BLACK PRINCESS was due to run in the Fred Darling at last Saturday's abandoned Newbury. John Gosden's 1000 Guineas and Oaks entry may turn out to be well handicapped having made a winning start at Kempton in November. Bargain Buy also made a winning introduction when scoring over track and trip three weeks ago and Ruby Wednesday was successful here in March, though has been beaten off today's higher mark since. Tigserin won on her handicap debut on her return at Chelmsford but is upped 7lb. Caitie drops in class for her reappearance and could go well.
Bargain Buy 3-1 (9-0) Keen in rear, switched left over 5f out, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out, readily, won at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Auntie Barber (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Caitie (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 14th of 19, 10 1/2l behind Nemoralia (9-7) at Doncaster 6f fll (2) gd in Sep.
Ruby Wednesday 7-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway on inside over 1f out, went held 4th inside final furlong, no extra and dropped to 5th towards finish, 5th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Replenish (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Carpe Diem Lady (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 5l behind Dutch Destiny (9-0) at Salisbury 7f mdn fll stks (5) sft in Oct.
Staintondale Lass (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Electra Voice (9-7) at Lingfield 7f (5) pol in Oct.
Harmony Bay (IRE) 100-1 (9-4) Raced wide close up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 20l behind Al Khafji (9-2) at Lingfield 7f (5) pol in Nov.
Indie Music 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 3l behind Be Kool (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Tigserin (IRE) 7-2cfav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well, won at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr beating Cool Crescendo (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Himalayan Queen 5-1 (9-0) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Flyweight (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m mdn fll stks (4) pol in Nov.
The Black Princess (FR) 11-4 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, closed 4f out, switched right 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m mdn fll stks (4) pol in Nov beating Bombilate (9-0) by 2l, 11 ran.