Boonga Roogeta continues to improve and won at Bath last week but Jaaryah carried on when she left off last season when well beaten at Nottingham. Candycakes also ended last year well below par but Four Leaves is much better than she showed on her reappearance at Kempton. Estemaala has plenty of scope this season having won at Pontefract on her racecourse debut but it could pay to stick with OPERA BOX. The latter came out best in a close finish at Lingfield earlier this month when beating Regal Silk a short-head and Marcus Tregoning's lightly-raced five-year-old looks like making up for lost time this season.
Four Leaves (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final 2f, 11th of 14, 20l behind Lily's Angel (9-1) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol.
Boonga Roogeta 7-1 (8-13) Led after 1f, clear halfway until 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on gamely final furlong, won at Bath 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Moment In Time (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Jaaryah (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on inside over 4f out, pushed along in 6th 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 16l behind Testosterone (8-9) at Nottingham 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd.
Opera Box 7-1 (9-12) Led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, all out and just held on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol beating Regal Silk (8-7) by shd, 7 ran.
Candycakes (IRE) 22-1 (8-7) Slowly away, in rear, headway into mid-division, after 2f, hampered over 5f out, soon lost place, last of 12, 44l behind Lady Loch (8-6) at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) hvy in Sep.
Estemaala (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Towards rear, hampered over 5f out, pushed along 4f out, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep beating Homeric (9-4) by 1l, 9 ran.