The betting at Yarmouth suggested JOHARA had improved since last year and she duly obliged. She couldn't have done it any easier and there should be more to come from Chris Wall's filly. Double Up ran well behind Stomp on his handicap debut at Lingfield and should also be in the mix but Nova Princesse is more exposed and up in the weights after scoring on the Polytrack in April. Bold Spirit is making steady progress without threatening to win and Red Cossack posted his best effort so far at this track in October.
Johara (IRE) 5-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, eased final furlong, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (6) gs in May beating Serata Di Gala (8-7) by 2l, 9 ran.
Double Up 7-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Stomp (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Nova Princesse (GER) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, headway on inner to lead approaching final furlong, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, driven and all out, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr beating Nakuti (9-7) by nk, 5 ran.
Exceeding Power 33-1 (9-6) Raced centre prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Captain Myles (9-6) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Bold Spirit 15-8 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Polybius (9-4) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gd.
Red Cossack (CAN) 25-1 (9-5) Keen led, ridden and edged right over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 15, 13l behind Nakuti (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Les Gar Gan (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Raced centre tracked leaders, ridden when weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 26l behind Majeyda (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Dove Mountain (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Sloane Avenue (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Crafty Business (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Off the pace in 6th, pushed along 3f out, hung right and outpaced over 2f out, no threat after, 8th of 14, 11l behind Knavery (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Mimi Luke (USA) 25-1 (8-3) Outpaced towards rear and never a factor, 9th of 10, 13l behind Fear Or Favour (9-2) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Apr.