Mbhali suffered four straight defeats in the winter campaign at Lingfield, sent off at under 7/4 each time. Mark Johnston has given the Cape Cross colt a good rest since those exertions and it'll be fascinating to see what sort of competitor returns to the fray. Maybe the market will provide a clue to stable expectations. Bajan Beauty has looked rather limited this term and MUSTADAAM makes more appeal on the back of promising efforts in maidens at headquarters. This doesn't look a strong maiden on paper and he's taken to score before going handicapping. The one to note in all respects is Upper Street as she makes her belated debut having presumably had problems. However, she has the most gorgeous pedigree and connections will be desperate to enhance her paddocks value with that all-important victory.
Di's Gift 20-1 (11-2) Led into start, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Knight Bachelor (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Dizzy River (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Held up in rear, still well behind 2 out, ran on from last, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 5l behind Unex Picasso (11-4) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May '13.
Uncle Muf (USA) 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division on inside, niggled along 9f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 12, 13l behind The Corsican (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Double Dealites 66-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 17l behind Sultanina (10-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo fll stks (5) gs in May.
Chatham House Rule 4-1 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 10l behind Comedy King (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Mbhali (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Led, ridden over 3f out, driven and headed narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Wildes (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Mustadaam (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Raced centre overall leader, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Munjaz (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Bajan Beauty (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Steadied start in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Jarlath (9-0) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Lara Lipton (IRE) 100-1 (8-1) Last trio, pushed along and struggling over 4f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 30l behind The Corsican (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Nancy 33-1 (8-7) Got loose before start, slowly into stride, pushed along 7f out, some headway 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 36l behind Arabian Revolution (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gd.
Social Riser (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of Parvenue.
Upper Street (IRE) Dansili filly out of Islington.