Englishwoman has been in excellent form during a busy start to 2017 and the up-and-coming Lewis Edmunds takes a valuable 5lb off her back but this is her first experience of this track, all her starts this year having come on Southwell's Fibresand. She's clearly in good heart but POPPY IN THE WIND makes greater appeal. A dual winner on this surface, she landed a higher-class contest here under this rider last time and is taken to follow up even though the additional furlong is a possible concern. Veena is still pretty hard to assess but respected all the same and Sugar Town can not be ruled out and could emerge as the main danger as she runs the track well and has developed into a reliably consistent sprinter at this level.
Englishwoman 15-2 (9-7) Rear division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Archimedes (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Poppy In The Wind 11-4fav (8-7) Behind, switched left when not much room 3f out, headway halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, just held on, won at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Jan beating Fredricka (8-7) by hd, 8 ran.
Veena (FR) 4-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, 4th over 2f out, ridden on outside well over 1f out, carried head high and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Bint Arcano (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Jan.
Sugar Town 13-2 (9-4) Led, ridden 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Windforpower (9-3) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Thorntoun Lady (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Always behind, 5th of 13, 5 1/4l behind First Excel (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Semana Santa 8-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Burtonwood (8-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Feb.