MUSICAL SCRIPT, Amber Sunset and Blue Charm are the trio to focus on here, with Musical Script the best of a mediocre bunch. Amber Sunset took advantage of a sliding handicap mark when scoring at Lingfield last time, and the penalty may prove prohibitive as that was her first all-weather win in 10 attempts. Blue Charm turned in an improved effort at Pontefract last time to be a decent third. His last success came there over a year ago, and the booking of Jamie Spencer looks significant. Nusical Script took a Brighton handicap two outings ago, and didn't have the clearest of runs when third on a return visit last week. This gelded son of Stravinsky is in good heart though and Musical Script can underline his liking for this track and land his fifth win here.
Aurora Sky (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never in contention, 7th of 12, 8l behind Mishrif (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Blue Charm 11-1 (8-10) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on inner over 3f out, driven over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on final furlong, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind French Art (9-1) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Hilltop Artistry 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway to go third over 3f out, ridden 2f out, edged left and one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Cheam Forever (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Al Aqabah (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, in touch, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 13l behind Mekong Melody (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 3yo hcp (4) gd in May '08.
Landucci 6-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Rapid City (9-7) at Leicester 1m sell stks (6) gf in May.
Head Down 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and struggling over 2f out, 9th of 11, 6l behind Night Lily (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Musical Script (USA) 15-8fav (9-6) Started slowly, held up in rear, good headway on inside over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, not clear run and switched right entering final furlong, soon ridden and not quicken, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Lady Lam (8-12) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Amber Sunset 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and hung badly right inside final furlong, kept on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May beating Signora Frasi (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Reared leaving stalls, behind, moderate effort centre course over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 7l behind Ajjaadd (9-2) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Beauchamp Wizard 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, came centre alone over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 33l behind Magroom (9-4) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Yankee Storm 14-1 (8-11) Always behind, 12th of 16, 11l behind Mayoman (8-11) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Harting Hill 14-1 (8-6) Behind, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 12, 13l behind Kingswinford (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Beat Up 20-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, behind, pushed along and struggling 3f out, 8th of 11, 5l behind Night Lily (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Lethal 8-1 (8-11) Good speed to lead on rail, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Timeteam (9-0) at Windsor 6f clm stks (5) gd in May.