AUCTION reappeared with a Lingfield maiden success then gained an emphatic victory at Newmarket for which she has been raised 10lb. It's hardly surprising to see her turn up with a 6lb penalty and a hat-trick beckons. Callmeakhab tackles this trip for the first time on her handicap debut but by the way she was staying on at Chester she should have no problems staying. Iberis ended her first campaign with a victory on soft ground at Warwick and may need those conditions to bring out the best in her while Strictly Ballroom takes a leap in distance having run over 6f last time.
Auction (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway on outer 3f out, led over 1f out, quickened clear, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Tilstarr (8-8) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Strictly Ballroom (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Rivellino (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Everleigh 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Ribbons (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Iberis 7-1 (9-2) Held up, headway 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 13l behind Al Mukhdam (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Whispering Lady (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up last, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 9l behind Zurigha (8-12) at Kempton 1m flls stks (2) pol in Apr.
Callmeakhab (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Prominent, led 3f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, won at Chester 7f mdn fll stks (3) gs beating Clary (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.