Love And Be Loved only won a claimer here last year but will handle any give in the ground. Tiar Na Nog stays further and has also won at the track while Chantresse would have a chance on last year’s form. Roger Varian’s Shagalla reappeared in a Listed race at Newmarket so this is a huge drop in class but another three-year-old, SAPA INCA, gets the nod. Mark Johnston’s filly has been well backed in both starts this season and can finally get her head in front on this easier surface.
Lightening Dance 5-1 (9-1) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 13, 6 1/2l behind Ilhabela Fact (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Last Enchantment (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 7, 3l behind The Jean Genie (9-10) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Tiar Na Nog (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Soon tracking leaders on outside, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 8 1/2l behind New Show (9-7) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Love And Be Loved 4-1 (8-9) Led, headed 8f out, prominent, led over 2f out, stayed on well, clear final 100 yards, won at Windsor 1m 2f stks (6) sft in Oct beating Hawridge Glory (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Gamesters Icon 10-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 8 1/4l behind Bristol Missile (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp (5) sft in Apr.
Chantresse (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Driven forward and soon led, headed over 8f out, remained prominent, lost place over 4f out, 6th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Compass Point (9-9) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Sapa Inca (IRE) 4-1jfav (9-7) Keen led, joined 7f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, held when not much room inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 3/4l behind Rowland Ward (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Shagalla 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 24 1/2l behind Maqsad (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f lst fll stks (1) gd in May.
Born To Please 20-1 (11-11) Held up mid-division, pushed along and weakened from 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, dist behind Mabela (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Mar.