BOLD DIVA just failed to catch Dickie Le Davoir when runner-up at Wolverhampton on her latest start. Back on a winning mark, she can go one better here. Far View made all to beat Loyal Royal and Misaro over C&D last month wearing cheekpieces for the first time. They are back on today after a disappointing effort without them at Wolverhampton last time, while there was little between Jonny Ebeneezer and Young Simon at Kempton last week but both look a shade high in the weights at present.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Always in rear, detatched over 2f out, eased, last of 10, well behind Patavium Prince (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Far View (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) Led, ridden and edged left under pressure over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 7th of 12, 5l behind Flying Applause (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Young Simon 6-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up on outside, ridden ove 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 9, 5l behind Boldinor (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Jonny Ebeneezer 14-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Boldinor (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Misaro (GER) 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division on inside, outpaced 3f out, soon lost place, behind final 2f, last of 13, 6l behind Sally's Swansong (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Charles Darwin (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 3l behind Collect Art (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bold Diva 11-2 (9-0) Mid-division, not clear on inside over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Thoughtsofstardom 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Lucky Art (8-4) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Avonvalley 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt always in rear, last of 11, 14l behind Polemica (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Mr Funshine 16-1 (8-7) Behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 9th of 13, 4l behind Sally's Swansong (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dancing Again 50-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, bumped after start, mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 13l behind Quality Art (8-13) at Kempton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.