The Wonga Coup is still a maiden and Agapanthus showed nothing on his recent return to the Flat. Penang Cinta has been on the downgrade since winning here at this time last year so this looks between the two at the top of the handicap. Celestial Girl won twice over 1m2f here last year but may just need this on her first start since October and is for ALUBARI. His recent seven-length defeat at Yarmouth was a better effort than it looks on paper as his saddle had slipped forward in the early stages. Dave Simcock's charge can take this with normal luck in-running.
Alubari 9-2 (9-6) Pulled hard in touch in rear, saddle slipped after 2f, headway to lead 8f out, clear over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 7l behind Sancho Panza (8-6) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Celestial Girl 11-2 (9-5) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Loden (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Agapanthus (GER) 8-1 (9-2) In touch, headway on outer to chase leaders 4f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 28l behind Record Breaker (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Penang Cinta 7-2 (9-3) In touch in rear, headway to chase winner 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Duneen Dream (8-10) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Apr.
The Wonga Coup (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) In touch, tracked leaders over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Moresweets 'n Lace (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.