Amber Heights has gone close on the all-weather this year but doesn't look particularly well handicapped as she searches for her first win while both of Clear Spring's victories this season came over 7f. Homeboy posted a better effort when third over C&D last week but finished last in soft ground before that so a chance is taken on MEMPHIS MAN as he won off a higher mark last year and didn't get a clear run when fourth at Ayr last time. Ridgeway Sapphire and Microlight are C&D winners but out of sorts at present.
Amber Heights 6-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, effort on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 3l behind Ereka (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Clear Spring (IRE) 6-5fav (9-5) Fly jumped leaving stalls, recovered and soon in close 4th, edged left and went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Comadoir (9-0) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Homeboy (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Towards rear, headway on outside and hung left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, took 3rd close home, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Whiteoak Lady (8-9) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Memphis Man 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear and outpaced, headway and not much room over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Argentine (9-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Flaxen Lake 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden halfway, hampered 2f out, no danger after, 7th of 14, 7l behind Danzoe (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Ridgeway Sapphire 22-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders in 3rd over 2f out, ridden and faded over 1f out, 5th of 8, 7l behind Dancing Welcome (10-0) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Microlight 16-1 (8-13) In touch on rail, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Danzoe (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Perfect Honour (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Tuibama (8-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Toms River Tess (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Led early, chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 11, 13l behind Avonvalley (9-7) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Invincible Beauty (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Started slowly, soon mid-division on rail, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 35l behind Clear Spring (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.