Celestial Bay ran way below par on her handicap debut at Newbury having picked up a maiden race at Warwick before that. LUNETTE made a much better showing on her handicap bow at Kempton when finding only one too good and she gets the vote to add to an earlier win at Salisbury. Hoppy's Flyer is usually thereabouts without being quite good enough but still makes most appeal of the remainder unless Cape Crossing is better than she's shown so far.
Celestial Bay 6-1 (9-5) Bumped start, held up, pushed along over 3f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 11l behind Front Page News (8-8) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Lunette (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, chased leadedrs inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Bold Ring (9-0) at Kempton 7f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol.
River Pageant 13-2 (8-12) Dwelt, soon in touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 18l behind With Compliments (9-3) at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Jul '12.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Verse Of Love (10-2) at Chester 1m ldy hcp (4) gf.
Tooley Woods (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear on outer, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 8l behind Renoir's Lady (9-2) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Cape Crossing 7-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, led for 2f, soon settled in 3rd, pushed along 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind Bowstar (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Dancing Welcome 40-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden well over 1f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 12, 8l behind The Great Gabrial (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.