held up behind, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong
tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
held up behind, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous
tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish
held up mid-division, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, held towards finish
held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
led, ridden and headed final furlong, rallied to regain lead towards finish
held up behind, ridden entering final furlong, soon weakened
held up behind, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor
Oratorio's Joy has won off higher marks in the past and over the track and trip though she only had two rivals to beat in a Lingfield claimer last time. HIGH ON LIGHT has had just two starts on Tapeta, following a good run at Newcastle with a victory there last month. She's probably capable of further improvement on the all-weather and looks the one to beat. Favorite Girl has had success on Turf, over hurdles and on Fibresand. She's probably a couple of pounds high at present but her young rider's claim will aid her cause and she could go well at a fair price. Heartstone is still a maiden but stepped up to around this trip with a very good run at Lingfield after racing over a trip too short on this track.
Oratorio's Joy (IRE) 5-4fav (9-8) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 5f stks (5) pol in Jan beating English Summer (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 3 ran.
Included 66-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9 1/2l behind Petite Jack (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Celestial Bay 12-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 5, 3 1/4l behind Zain Arion (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp fll (5) pol in Jan.
High On Light 13-2 (9-3) Took keen hold tracking leaders, led over 2f out, hard ridden when strongly challenged inside final furlong, just held on, won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Dec beating Airton (9-5), 9 ran.
Fast Play (IRE) 5-2cfav (9-13) Held up towards rear, wide and headway 3f out, every chance over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f stks (6) pol in Jan beating Marshal Dan Troop (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Heartstone (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Held up in touch in rear, pushed along and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Zain Arion (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp fll (5) pol in Jan.
Favorite Girl (GER) 12-1 (8-12) Led over 8f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden edging left when headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5 3/4l behind Absolute Blast (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp fll (4) pol in Jan.
Shadow Spirit 10-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Elusive Cowboy (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Dark Amber 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt outpaced early, in rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Maverik (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jan.