WATNEYA looked a very progressive filly when quickening well to beat Barathea Dancer over this trip at Sandown earlier this month. A 7lb rise in the weights may not be enough to prevent her following up here. Wallis is probably the danger as she never wins by much so the handicapper is unable to raise her as much as he'd like. Dark Promise had useful form as a three-year-old but may need this and Heavenly Dawn has also been on the sidelines for a while. Best of the rest may be Maid In Heaven, who gets little respite from the assessor but did finish ahead of Bahati at Ascot last month and will be winning again once she's dropped a few pounds.
Maid In Heaven (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, some late headway, never a factor, 6th of 14, 13l behind Law Of The Range (8-11) at Ascot 1m fll hcp (2) gf in May.
Rare Symphony (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Disputed lead, headed approaching straight, 2nd 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure, 5th of 12, 6l behind Emulous (9-3) at Naas 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Oct.
Bahati (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on again well inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 1 3/4l behind Saddlers Bend (8-10) at Leicester 7f flls cond stks (3) gf in May.
Dark Promise 6-4fav (9-1) Made all, steadied pace 6f out, quickened pace approaching 1f out, clear when idled inside final furlong, ridden out near finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec beating The Which Doctor (9-7) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Wallis 8-1 (9-3) Keen early, made most, set steady pace, quickened over 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in May beating Babycakes (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Cheers For Thea (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up last, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never in contention, 9th of 15, 10l behind Confront (9-11) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Heavenly Dawn 9-1 (9-3) Close up disputing 4th, effort and every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, 4th and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Sea Of Heartbreak (9-7) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun '10.
Emma's Gift (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Mainly in rear, 10th of 14, 12l behind Rhythm Of Light (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gd.
Watneya 3-1fav (8-12) Steadied start, held up in mid-division on outside, headway nearest to stands rail over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, easily, won at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Barathea Dancer (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Imaginary World (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Held up, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Chokurei (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf.