A competitive fillies handicap in which we will side with PERFECT FRIEND ahead of Sweet Gale and Ailsa Craig. The selection caught the eye when finishing second at Lingfield last time out running right back to her best. She has been known to disappoint in the past but if she recaptures her recent form she will not be too far away come the business end of the race. Sweet Gale is another filly to have run well last time out. She finished a decent second to Diego Rivera on the all weather at Wolverhampton last time out and if she can translate that form onto the turf she has every chance of being in the shake up once again. Ailsa Craig runs in her first handicap after three moderate runs in maidens last season. With another year on her back she should prove to be a stronger filly and with the stable in such fine form she is worth noting. However for the winner we return to Perfect Friend.
Ken's Girl 4-1fav (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 10l behind Smarty Socks (8-9) at Leicester 7f hcap (5) gs in Oct.
Bonne 5-2fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to press leaders over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Whiteoak Lady (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Turfwolke (GER) 14-1 (8-12) Led for 1f, prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened and hampered 2f out, last of 16, 27l behind Support Fund (9-5) at Bath 1m hcap (5) gd in Oct.
Resentful Angel 7-1 (8-13) Prominent, hung right when ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 6l behind Jebel Tara (8-12) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Sweet Gale (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, ridden to lead near finish, headed last strides, 2nd of 12, nk behind Diego Rivera (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Barbee (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Raced far side, mid-division, joined stands side group 4f out, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 11l behind Feeling Fab (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Oct.
Lindy Hop (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, outpaced, 6th of 11, 10l behind Select (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo fll mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Naizak 10-1 (9-2) Unruly start, dwelt, soon chased leader, weakened quickly 3f out, last of 13, well behind Cornish Castle (8-12) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Perfect Friend 25-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished fast to take 2nd near finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, nk behind Volochkova (9-4) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Amber Moon 16-1 (8-1) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never trouble leaders, 5th of 6, 7l behind Bookiebasher Babe (8-4) at Southwell 1m fll hcp (4) fbs in Apr.
Stellarina (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In rear, outpaced, 10th of 11, 13l behind Select (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo fll mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Ailsa Craig (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, no impression, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Master Fong (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Summer Capers (USA) 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 14, 7l behind Libras Child (8-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Lucky Forteen 33-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 12, 11l behind Fyelehk (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Apr.