Lost Highway started favourite for his handicap debut at Wolverhampton but could only manage third and Joe Fanning prefers stablemate PARTY LINE here. Having been quite highly tried in her first season, she was only beaten a head by the race-fit Cape Safari over this trip at Leicester and will strip fitter here. Despite a 3lb higher mark, Mark Johnston's filly looks the one to beat today. Palmyra won over a mile at Lingfield in February and should stay this longer trip while Neil's Pride has a middle-distance pedigree and was doing her best work at the finish over 1m2f at Nottingham last month. Dilizan could also appreciate the longer trip and has place claims.
Party Line 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed narrowly 2f out, pressed winner until no extra final strides, 2nd of 7, hd behind Cape Safari (9-10) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Maybeagrey 50-1 (8-8) In rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 9l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Apr.
Dilizan (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 6l behind The Giving Tree (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Palmyra (IRE) 13-8fav (8-9) In touch in rear, pushed along and ran green over 3f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go a never dangerous 3rd, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Next Cry (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Lost Highway (IRE) 11-10fav (9-6) Raced wide in touch, pushed along when hampered and lost place entering final 3f, ridden and switched right over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Lady Arabella (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Minnie Diva (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, reminders after 3f, soon in rear, weakened over 4f out, last of 5, 23l behind Cape Safari (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr.
Neil's Pride 7-2fav (8-7) Held up, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on near finish, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Dorry K (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Miss Ella Jade 14-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 18l behind Chrissycross (9-2) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.
Fine Kingdom 22-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride raced wide, headway to mid-division over 6f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 19l behind Whipcrackaway (8-13) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Gabrial's Layla (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Prominent, led over 7f out, headed 2f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, last of 12, 21l behind Always Eager (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.