Silca's Dream went close again at Warwick last week but still carries a penalty for his earlier win at Wolverhampton. Nafa beat Haadeeth at Lingfield before completing a hat-trick at the same track when dead-heating for first with Pucon. Another bold bid is expected from her but STEEL RAIN makes more appeal. Only a short-head separated him and Griffin Point at Chepstow a week ago but that was the former's first run since April and he can defy a penalty with improvement anticipated.
Silca's Dream 11-10fav (9-1) Led, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 3, nk behind Buy Art (9-7) at Warwick 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Steel Rain 9-2 (9-5) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, led narrowly entering final furlong, just held on post, won at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun beating Griffin Point (9-4) by shd, 9 ran.
Nafa (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) Took keen hold chasing leaders, went 2nd inside final furlong, hard ridden to force dead heat post, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun deadheating with Pucon (9-5), 9 ran.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Held up off the pace in 6th in centre, headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, no extra towards finish, 8th of 11, 3l behind Pavers Star (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Haadeeth 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Noodles Blue Boy (10-7) at Leicester 5f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Griffin Point (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Led, headed narrowly entering final furlong, just failed post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Steel Rain (9-5) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Winnie Perry 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final 100 yards, unable to challenge, last of 3, 1l behind Buy Art (9-7) at Warwick 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Samba Night (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Clearing (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jun.
Spic 'n Span 6-1 (9-12) Led, hard pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, faded, last of 6, 5l behind Nafa (9-7) at Lingfield 5f sell stks (6) pol in Jun.
Russian Bullet 8-1 (9-0) Good speed from wide draw to press leader after 1f, led halfway until 2f out, bumped and lost place soon after, last of 12, 22l behind Hamis Al Bin (9-9) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden halfway, not troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 6l behind Crimson Queen (9-7) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Copper Leyf 33-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 34l behind Key Ambition (9-9) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.