CHORAL FESTIVAL wore down Marju King under Harry Bentley over C&D two weeks ago and is only 4lb higher today. John Bridger's mare looks at the top of her game at present and can confirm that form with third and fourth, Broughtons Paradis and It's Dubai Dolly, and hold off some less-exposed fillies to take this. Geblah, runner-up on her reappearance at Newcastle, could be the main danger as Undulant Way could only muster the one pace when favourite at Bath earlier in the month and may need an even longer trip. Diverting has been beaten in fairly ordinary company on the Polytrack this year but Miss Topsy Turvy is better than she showed at Nottingham last time and her dam won over this longer trip.
Commerce 9-2fav (10-9) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 13l behind Iguacu (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Broughtons Paradis (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Choral Festival (8-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Choral Festival 6-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 2nd and edged left over 1f out, kept on to lead last 100 yards, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Marju King (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Compassion 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt and went right start, soon switched left to rail and held up in last pair, ridden 2f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 10l behind Polygon (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (5) gf.
Woop Woop (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Princess Lexi (9-8) at Pontefract 1m fll hcp (5) gd.
It's Dubai Dolly 16-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Choral Festival (8-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Glyn Ceiriog 13-2 (9-0) Held up, headway over 3f out, soon ridden, went 3rd inside final furlong, well held by front pair, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Set To Music (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gs.
Undulant Way 7-4fav (9-7) Held up in touch, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 1f out, chased leaders entering final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Tidal Run (9-0) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Geblah (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 4, nk behind Flying Phoenix (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Miss Topsy Turvy (IRE) 11-10fav (8-11) Restless in stalls, reared badly and lost all chance start, behind and never in contention after, 7th of 9, 29l behind Entrance (8-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Corvette 33-1 (8-7) Chased leading trio, went 3rd 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Entrance (8-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Diverting 9-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Westhaven (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.