This is a pretty decent handicap and we take FOLLY LODGE to follow-up on last time out success with Perfect Friend added to calculations and Respite could represent some value. The selection has been allotted a six pounds penalty for a cosy success last time but with his jockey claiming seven he actually finds himself better off here so as long as he can run to that form, consistency isn't his strong point, he should score again. Perfect Friend has been running well for some time and capped that sequence with a comfortable victory last time. He should run another big race despite an extra five pounds to carry. Respite shaped has if a step up to this trip would suit on his last appearance which was a solid run on handicap debut and off the same rating can go well. Diapason could be well treated on his bow in these ranks but it's not guaranteed so instead we turn to Folly Lodge.
Folly Lodge 5-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Summer Gold (10-0) by 2l, 7 ran.
Romany Princess (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Towards rear, wide straight 3f out, still wide over 2f out, no headway, 7th of 9, 7l behind Grand Vizier (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Lyceana 10-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, not far away, pushed along over 1f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Cosmopolitan (10-0) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Perfect Friend 4-1 (8-11) Raced stands side, held up, headway 2f out, squeezed through to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Ave (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Spring Adventure 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Cumana Bay (9-0) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Tinshu (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 12, 13l behind Cill Rialaig (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Diapason (IRE) 5-4fav (8-9) Made all, ridden 2f out, joined inside final furlong, driven and all out, won at Leicester 7f mdn stks 0-70 (5) gd beating Piccolo Mondo (8-12) by shd, 8 ran.
Respite 5-2fav (8-6) Held up behind leaders, headway and not much room when hampered approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Magaling (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Kindest 3-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, not pace to challenge, one pace, 5th of 7, 5l behind Flying Valentino (9-12) at Windsor 1m (5) gf in Jun.
Penzena 12-1 (8-0) Led, headed over 4f out, chased winner after, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Cosmopolitan (10-0) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Chateauneuf (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Stumbled start, soon close up, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 9, 10l behind Mohtashem (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.