LIGHTHEARTED is a speculative selection in a wide open fillies' handicap. Timeless Dream is not without claims at this level and is respected as a threat, while Sussex Dancer and One Cool Kitty are also worth noting in the betting market. One Cool Kitty, who won her maiden on soft ground at Redcar last September, is on a very fair and, as a likeable type on pedigree; she can be expected to pay her way again before too long. Sussex Dancer may have needed the run on her reappearance and can be forgiven for the way her effort petered out. Still, she will be hard to peg back if allowed an easy lead tonight, so is worth bearing in mind if the strong support arrives to back up her claims. Timeless Dream showed promise as a juvenile but failed to take advantage of a seemingly good opportunity when she was last seen out. However, it is feasible for her to have strengthened up since her last run and she may be a different proposition today. Nevertheless, Lighthearted, who has gone well here in the past, makes more appeal for the time being. Clive Cox's filly won a handicap at Lingfield in good style on her penultimate start and looked set to for a profitable campaign. Admittedly, it was disappointing that she failed to see out the trip in a stronger race at Goodwood 12 days ago. But that was a much stiffer assignment and, as Lighthearted is already proven on Kempton's much flatter surface, the switch back to the all-weather can help her shine in this lesser grade.
Athania (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 4f out, remained in touch until hung right when weakening 2f out, 10th of 13, 12l behind Arrivederla (9-2) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Lighthearted (FR) 5-1 (9-4) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Global (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Timeless Dream 8-13fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, driven and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Chantilly Pearl (9-0) at Great Leighs 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Dec.
Foxtrot Alpha (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, held up in 6th, ridden over 2f out, soon not much room and weakened, last of 9, 14l behind Charlotte Point (8-11) at Goodwood 1m (4) gf in May.
Sussex Dancer (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Soon led, headed over 4f out, led again over 2f out, no extra when headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 12l behind Inis Boffin (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol in May.
Penperth 20-1 (8-12) Behind and pulled hard early, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 17l behind Wadaat (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m fll mdn auc (5) gd in Apr.
Russian Rave 8-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 12, 7l behind Cumana Bay (9-2) at Newbury 7f (5) gf in May.
Barbee (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Held up, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 11l behind Perfect Friend (9-2) at Warwick 7f (5) gf in May.
Dicey Affair 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on, no impression on leaders from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Thin Red Line (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
One Cool Kitty 13-2 (9-1) Steadied start, held up, ridden 2f out, no impression on leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Chasca (9-0) at Folkestone 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Caster Sugar (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Tikka Masala (9-3) at Leicester 7f (5) gf.
Alexander Loyalty (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 16, 6l behind Taurus Twins (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Ariadnes Filly (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Close up and keen early, stumbled over 1f out, lost place and soon behind, 9th of 11, 13l behind Spring Green (8-9) at Bath 5f mdn auc stks (6) gs in May.
Taste of Honey (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 13l behind Chocolicious (8-6) at Leicester 6f 3yo clm (6) gf in May.