SCOMMETTITRICE has been back on a winning mark for a while and went close again over 6f at Kempton last week. Given her best form is over this minimum trip, it could be her turn today and she can reverse last month's running with Imaginary Diva and take this. Chateau Lola scored in a lower grade sprint at Wolverhampton last time but a 7lb claimer negates a rise in the weights and she can figure again while Christopher Chua finally showed some progress for his slide down the handicap when third here last time and he's another to consider.
Imaginary Diva 6-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, effort on outside over 2f out, soon under pressure, never on terms, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Dorothy's Dancing (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Went left start, chased leader, challenged 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Mr Optimistic (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Miss Polly Plum 14-1 (9-4) Prominent, raced wide, lost place well over 1f out, last of 10, 25l behind Liberal Lady (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Speedyfix 5-1 (9-7) Slowly away, towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and one pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Littlecote Lady (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Chateau Lola 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb beating Rightcar (8-11) by 1l, 7 ran.
Christopher Chua (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway going well halfway, hung left over 2f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on to 3rd final strides, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Artful Lady (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Chjimes (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up, short lived effort on inside over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Valdaw (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Dipped slightly start, towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, edged left over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 8l behind Red Ramesses (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.