Osgood gained his first success on his 15th start at Ayr in October but that was on soft ground and he's unlikely to get those conditions here. Destiny Of A Diva was having her first start on turf when landing a Leicester handicap last month and the handicapper hasn't been hard on her with a 4lb rise and there's more to come. ZAPLAMATION, Monkton Vale and Tribal Myth all ran in a slightly higher grade handicap at Newcastle last time won by Rosbay. The former came out best and should do so again as he needs to be held up and Tom Eaves should have no problems extracting him in this small field. He finished behind Tribal Myth over the C&D on his previous start but the winner had the advantage of an earlier run. Nolecce appears better on the all-weather or on ground with some give but Tropical Duke is no forlorn hope despite being a couple of pounds out of the handicap.
Osgood 4-1fav (9-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, just held on, all out, won at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct beating Lakeman (8-13) by hd, 12 ran.
Destiny Of A Diva 16-1 (9-7) Reluctant to load stalls, held up in last pair, switched left to outside over 2f out, headway soon after, led over 1f out, pushed out final furlong, always just doing enough, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Hong Kong Island (9-4) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Zaplamation (IRE) 3-1fav (8-2) Keen and mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression near finish, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Rosbay (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Monkton Vale (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led 7f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Rosbay (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Tribal Myth (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind Rosbay (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Nolecce 4-1 (8-7) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 8, 26l behind Frontline Girl (9-4) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Tropical Duke (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) In rear, headway on inside over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 16, 6l behind Miss Blink (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.