towards rear, outpaced and wide into straight, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish
tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, lost place towards finish
soon led and edged left from wide draw, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon no chance with winner, lost place towards finish
tracked leaders, went 2nd inside final 2f, soon challenged, led entering final furlong, ridden clear, ran on, readily
sightly hampered soon after start, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final 100 yards, took 2nd towards finish, not trouble winner
held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final 100 yards, not reach leaders
slowly into stride, towards rear, headway into mid-division 4f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never on terms
TOY THEATRE has returned to action in fine form. She won over today’s trip before scoring by four lengths at Newcastle and the hat-trick beckons for Mick Appleby’s mare having already accounted for the likes of Ventura Blues, Treasure Me and Happy Escape. Tiger Eye beat little to complete a double in novice company at Lingfield but the Frankel filly may improve further now handicapping while Emily Goldfinch will be sharper for last week’s comeback run. The handicapper has finally given Starlight Romance some respite and Connor Murtagh’s allowance further helps her cause.
Starlight Romance (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Keyser Soze (9-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp (2) pol in Feb.
Toy Theatre 2-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon clear, readily, won at Newcastle 1m hcp fll (3) pol in Feb beating Ventura Blues (8-13) by 4l, 7 ran.
Emily Goldfinch 20-1 (9-0) Smartly away, led and keen, went clear 6f out, reduced lead and pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd soon after, 3rd of 5, 4 1/4l behind Clon Coulis (9-3) at Chelmsford City 1m fll stks (2) pol in Mar.
Tiger Eye (IRE) 4-6fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, took closer order on outside over 1f out, driven to lead entering final furlong, readily, won at Lingfield 7f stks (5) pol in Mar beating Shake Me Handy (9-2), 4 ran.
Treasure Me 15-8fav (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 4 3/4l behind Toy Theatre (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp fll (3) pol in Feb.
Happy Escape 10-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear on outside, outpaced over 2f out, soon behind, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 16 3/4l behind Toy Theatre (8-4) at Kempton 7f hcp fll (3) pol in Feb.
Ventura Blues (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Toy Theatre (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp fll (3) pol in Feb.
Sonnet Rose (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Soon tracking leader, led over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, headed and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Chica De La Noche (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Feb.