UTTERANCE landed the odds in good style at Yarmouth last June. She's taken to overcome a lengthy absence and make a winning handicap debut against more exposed types. If So is in that category as she's upped in distance and 4lb higher than when scoring at Lingfield last time while Labienus has been raised 7lb for his recent win over track and trip. Exceedexpectations has to race off a 9lb higher mark back on this surface and Pivotal Moment has more scope and could prove the main danger on only her second start of the year.
Chilli Green 4-1 (9-7) Slightly hampered start, held up, effort on outside 2f out, no impression, hung left and well beaten over 1f out, last of 5, 8l behind Alice's Dancer (9-2) at Brighton 7f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in May.
Utterance 4-9fav (9-1) Always prominent, led over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jun '12 beating Tin Pan Alley (9-12) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Mr David (USA) 16-1 (10-0) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards and closed on winner, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Good Luck Charm (9-9) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Don Libre 18-1 (8-11) Raced wide close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 29l behind Good Authority (9-9) at Goodwood 7f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd.
If So 7-4fav (9-6) Chased leader, ridden and 2 lengths to find over 1f out, driven and closed inside final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs in May beating Mary's Pet (8-4) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Exceedexpectations 3-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Talent Scout (9-0) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Ashamaly 25-1 (8-10) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 34l behind Heaven's Guest (8-7) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, chased leader, led going well over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, headed final strides, rallied as winning rider eased up near line, 2nd of 11, ns behind Restaurateur (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Labienus 3-1fav (9-5) Held up in last pair, switched left to outside over 2f out, ridden and sustained run to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Future Reference (8-11) by 2l, 9 ran.
Pivotal Movement 4-1 (9-6) Close up, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 5l behind Pythagorean (9-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Surge Ahead (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 10l behind Heaven's Guest (9-4) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.