Irish raider Celerina finished runner-up in last year's renewal with Ladies Are Forever a close-up third and Googlette well beaten. The former ran well at York last time and should be thereabouts again while Excelette posted her best effort to date with victory in Listed company at Haydock earlier this month beating previous Chester winner Duchess Dora and she won't be far away. However, another three-year-old in ANGELS WILL FALL makes more appeal as Charlie Hills' filly finished a creditable third to higher rated horses at Windsor on her reappearance and last year's Princess Margaret winner has scope for further progress this season.
Albany Rose (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on, 5th of 18, 1 1/2l behind Dancing Freddy (8-10) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Astrophysical Jet 2-1fav (8-7) Disputed lead until driven and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Cheviot (8-12) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in May.
Celerina (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Hampered start, mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 18, 1 1/4l behind Dancing Freddy (8-10) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Duchess Dora (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Excelette (8-5) at Haydock 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Googlette (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, soon under pressure and weakened, 8th of 14, 6l behind The Cheka (9-2) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Mar.
Ladies Are Forever 11-4 (9-2) Held up in rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Inetrobil (8-9) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst fll (1) gf.
My Girl Anna (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Soon disputing 2nd, leaning right but travelling well 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, headed near line, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Mirza (9-7) at Cork 5f Listed stks (1) sft.
Sioux Rising (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, 9th of 10, 7l behind Inetrobil (8-9) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst fll (1) gf.
Excelette (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, just held on, won at Haydock 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf beating Spirit Quartz (9-3) by nk, 7 ran.
Angels Will Fall (IRE) 7-2 (8-0) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, squeezed through over 1f out, 3rd and not quicken in closing stages, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Markab (9-0) at Windsor 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
Chocolate Hills (FR) 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 10l behind My Girl Anna (9-6) at Navan 5f hcp gd in May.
My Propeller (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Led until over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Inetrobil (8-9) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst fll (1) gf.
Nini Ok (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Settled behind leaders, mainly 5th, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra, 5th of 6, 7l behind Knock Stars (9-6) at Fairyhouse 6f cond Stakes gf.
Vocational (USA) 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led after 2f, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 10l behind Hallelujah (9-3) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Wicked Wench 10-1 (9-4) Chased leading trio, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure towards finish, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 6, 3l behind I'm So Glad (9-6) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.