The market is worth close scrutiny with question marks against those to have run and newcomers being unveiled by the Fahey, Burke and Nicholls yards. And while Stripped Bear sets the standard on the best of his form, he has been really disappointing the last twice and is hard to get an accurate handle on. In the circumstances it might be worth taking a chance on LEXI THE PRINCESS, who cannot have shown anything like her form when tailed off at Chester after showing promise when third on her Wolverhampton debut. She's afforded another chance. SPRAY TAN was beaten convincingly into fourth place on a Bath debut but did get the hang of things as the race progressed and should be much sharper for the run.
Riponian Trade Fair colt out of Dispol Katie.
Stripped Bear (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 18l behind Indian Jade (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs.
Lexi The Princess (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Dwelt went badly right start, tailed off, virtually took no part in race, last of 9, well behind Fat Gary (9-3) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (3) sft.
Reconsider Baby (IRE) Refuse To Bend filly out of Rockahoolababy.
Jamesbo's Girl Refuse To Bend filly out of Donna Anna.
Spray Tan 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, driven to challenge 2f out, soon lost place, 4th of 8, 8l behind Sign of The Zodiac (9-3) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs.
Blades Rose Vita Rosa filly out of Blades Baby.
Maggies Gem (IRE) 22-1 (8-7) Pushed along towards rear, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 7, 6l behind Mad Jazz (8-6) at Catterick 5f 2yo sll (6) gs in Apr.