Sir Mark Prescott will be keen to get a race out of the well-bred Celestial Ray but he was a little disappointing at Lingfield earlier this month. The Dark Wizard will be popular having chased home Royal Challis, who runs in the previous race, at Windsor last time but others have more scope including Chester fifth Greek Spirit and OASIS SPIRIT. We'll take a chance on the latter who didn't handle soft ground on her sole start at Newbury as a two-year-old. By Oasis Dream, it will be a surprise if she's not capable of much better this season.
Celestial Ray 11-4 (9-12) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Ian's Dream (9-4) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
Zhiggy's Stardust 9-2 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Langley Vale (8-11) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Lady Cricketer 50-1 (8-12) Keen held up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 16, 12l behind Tartiflette (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Nov '11.
Addictive Nature (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Always behind, 10th of 11, 10l behind Czech It Out (9-5) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Lebresem 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Moviesta (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
The Dark Wizard (IRE) 6-4fav (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, headway 2f out, not clearest of runs and switched right over 1f out, switched left and driven to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Royal Challis (9-4) at Windsor 5f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Wishing Bridge 40-1 (9-5) Went right start, pressed leader, led 4f out, headed over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, last of 8, 22l behind Pearl Bridge (9-5) at York 6f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Greek Spirit (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up, late headway, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Bethany Bay (9-0) at Chester 6f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Immediately 15-2 (8-12) Slowly away towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 16l behind Rocksilla (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (6) gs in May.
Lady Tabitha Tamayuz filly out of Kimola.
Oasis Spirit 17-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, outpaced when slightly hampered inside final 2f, weakened 1f out, 9th of 10, 20l behind Fort Knox (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Shikamoo 100-1 (8-7) In touch centre, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 10l behind Simply Elegant (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) sft in May.