Light Burst opened his account at Wolverhampton last Friday but a penalty may well anchor him in this while Daffydowndilly is 5lb higher than last month's C&D victory. Conducting will be scoring soon off his current mark, however, having gone close at Kempton last time while Rapid Water was caught on the line at the same track on Saturday and he can also figure. ERMYN FLYER returns to this track for the first time since winning by four lengths over C&D in April and, off only a 2lb higher mark, Pat Phelan's filly gets the vote to go in again.
Light Burst (USA) 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, shaken up over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Amethyst Dawn (8-8) by 2l, 10 ran.
Daffydowndilly 8-1 (9-0) Went right start and slowly away, towards rear, headway on far rail over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Alshazah (8-12) at Salisbury 1m all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Conducting 6-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, prominent, soon lost place, headway over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 12, nk behind Scottish Lake (9-4) at Kempton 1m Classified Stakes (0-65) (3yo+) (6) pol in Aug.
Lady Bellatrix 33-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden and no impression over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 14l behind Shena's Dream (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Phluke 16-1 (9-0) Off the pace towards rear, moderate progress final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 11, 11l behind One Way Or Another (9-3) at Brighton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Rapid Water 8-1 (9-2) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, still plenty to do when switched left to outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, pressed winner to line, lost on the nod, 2nd of 14, ns behind Ermyntrude (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol.
Ermyn Flyer 10-1 (8-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened entering final 2f, eased when no chance inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Avonrose (9-8) at Epsom Downs 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Started very slowly, some headway over 1f out, never involved, 6th of 8, 12l behind Juarla (9-3) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.