An exceptionally modest affair with the majority of the sextet struggling for form. Panettone is very much a lesser light of the Varian team but does have a course and distance win to her name. However, subsequent efforts have been poor and much may depend on how she reacts to the re-application of blinkers. Steely landed a course and distance success just over a year ago and finally found some form last time after failing to beat a rival home in two previous starts. Similar comments are applicable to BEACON LADY but her latest run here when second to Highlife Dancer was a fair effort and a repeat performance would probably suffice.
Panettone (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Led early, tracked leader, pushed along and lost 2nd 3f out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Mama Quilla (9-6) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Steely 9-2 (9-7) Led after 2f, joined halfway, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 7, 6l behind Cornish Beau (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Beacon Lady 11-4 (8-12) Held up last, ridden and headway on wide outside to 3rd over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 110 yards, eased when held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Highlife Dancer (9-6) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) fm.
Total Obsession 33-1 (7-9) Slowly into stride, mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 7l behind Standpoint (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lindsay's Dream 16-1 (9-1) Led until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 19l behind Mr Lando (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp (6) sft in May.
Revert (USA) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leading pair, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 17l behind Highlife Dancer (9-6) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) fm.