LILY EDGE stands out in this. She won her maiden over track and trip last month with the minimum of fuss and looks capable of following up on her handicap debut with further progress likely. Diplomatic came up short over 7f here last time having won over course and distance before that and Bowstar can also feature back over today's distance after a below par effort over 7f at this track on Monday. The Mongoose ran a shocker here last time but the presence of Richard Hughes suggests the Lingfield winner will return to something like his best today.
Lily Edge 9-4 (10-0) In touch in mid-division, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (5) pol in Feb beating Oratorio's Joy (8-9) by 2l, 9 ran.
Diplomatic (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) Mid-division, headway and switched right well over 1f out, not able to trouble leaders, 7th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Russian Ice (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 9-4 (8-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders, weakened quickly over 3f out, behind and eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Valley Queen (8-11) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
The Mongoose 6-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 7f out, tracked leaders, ridden and switched left over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 10th of 11, 19l behind Officer In Command (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Bowstar 13-2 (8-13) Slowly into stride and went right start, towards rear, moderate headway inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Al Khan (9-7) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Katmai River (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 7l behind Ace Master (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.