Dazzling Valentine is not out of this dropping back down in class after a third at Yarmouth and Richard Hughes presence on Easter Diva suggests a big run is expected from her. Hip Hip Hooray has something to prove over today's trip while LANGHAM LILY and Chrissycross are closely matched on their latest running at Lingfield. The former came out best on that occasion when runner-up to Standpoint, who won again at the weekend, and she's taken to confirm superiority here as that was her first start since February.
Dazzling Valentine 10-1 (7-13) Took keen hold early stages, led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, last of 3, 11l behind Songbird (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf.
Easter Diva (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) In touch, headway entering final 3f, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Stunning View (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, chased leader, led after 2f and soon clear, ridden and reduced lead 3f out, soon headed, chased leaders until weakened inside final 2f, last of 9, 30l behind Automotive (10-2) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd.
Lily Edge 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Balmoral Castle (10-3) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Bladewood Girl 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 17l behind Our Ivor (8-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Hip Hip Hooray 6-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 6l behind Officer In Command (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Berwin (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, last of 14, 26l behind Balmoral Castle (10-3) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Langham Lily (USA) 3-1fav (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Standpoint (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ogaritmo 12-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 19l behind Honoured (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Chrissycross (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Standpoint (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Shirazz 66-1 (9-3) Raced wide in touch, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind Warrigal (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Gaelic Ice 17-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 13, 3l behind Hawaiian Freeze (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) fm.