A low grade event where GOWER DIVA makes appeal given that this is her first run in a handicap and she has a high draw. A well bred individual, she has shown a little bit of pace although patently hasn't stayed the seven furlongs that they have tried over in maidens. The assessor has put up a mark of 50 and David Nicholls can have few complaints. Oondiri has performed well in plating events lately and with due respect to the race sponsors, this race is little better than that. Kalahari Desert is off an interesting handicap mark and is worthy of closer consideration in the market. Lees Anthem, who is from a very speedy damline, won at Ayr earlier in the week and the handicapper can only add a 6lb penalty for those labours. Point To Prove has yet to return to the form exhibited for Amy Weaver and has dropped in the handicap accordingly.
Lees Anthem 10-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Rio's Girl (9-2) by nk, 11 ran.
Point To Prove 9-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 7l behind Lewyn (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Boy The Bell 7-1 (8-8) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, saddle slipped and unseated rider over 1f out, in a race won by Galatian (9-4) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf, 10 ran.
Midget 9-2fav (8-11) Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd inside final 4f until 2f out, soo ridden, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Annia Galeria (8-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Oondiri (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Soon crossed over to lead on stands rail, ridden and headed just over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Drumpellier (9-2) at Ripon 5f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Kalahari Desert (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Took keen hold, in touch, outpaced 3f out, ridden and rallied over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Sharp Eclipse (9-6) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
On The Piste (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Chased leading pair, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 5l behind Red River Boy (8-7) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Gower Diva 10-1 (8-12) Chased winner until weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 20l behind Ghost (9-3) at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Gower Sophia 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, strong run under pressure well inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 12, ns behind Drumpellier (9-2) at Ripon 5f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Duke of Rainford 8-1 (8-11) Switched left after start, towards rear, hampered over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Annia Galeria (8-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Amoureuse 6-1 (7-11) Keen led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Henry Morgan (9-2) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Thewinnatakesitall 11-2 (8-5) Soon pushed along in rear, hampered over 3f out, struggling after, 8th of 11, 8l behind Annia Galeria (8-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Media Jury 80-1 (9-3) Tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 18l behind Alis Aquilae (9-1) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
The Midshipmaid 40-1 (8-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 14l behind Franki J (8-1) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Sue And Sue 100-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 14, 31l behind Ritual (9-3) at Leicester 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.