Lauberhorn won off a higher mark at Pontefract last year and has Kieren Fallon's assistance in the saddle today. But he may just need his comeback run and faces a couple of race-fit rivals here. Filun is chasing a hat-trick after wins here and at Lingfield but carries a 6lb penalty for that latest success eight days ago and may find CELESTIAL GIRL a tough nut to crack. The filly has already shown her liking for this switchback track and went down with all guns blazing when only beaten a short-head by Penang Cita on her return to action over C&D. Off the same mark, she can go one better today.
Celestial Girl 2-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up in 4th, effort 4f out, led over 2f out, hung badly left to far side over 1f out, strongly pressed throughout final furlong, headed last stride, 2nd of 5, shd behind Penang Cinta (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Lauberhorn 3-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, kept on, one pace, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Humor Me Rene (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Filun 10-11fav (9-3) Tracked leader going well, led on bit over 1f out, readily, won at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Kayaan (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.