ANNALEY MY DARLING made her reappearance with a modest third at Lingfield. Better is expected with that run under her belt and she has the beating of La Sylphe on today's terms. The latter has shown no progress in four starts this year but is still clear of the remainder at the weights. Of those, Tartan Blue won at Kempton in November and makes more appeal in a first-time visor than both Nors The Panic and Dalhousie Lassie, as neither of the latter pair have recorded any form worth a mention so far.
La Sylphe 12-1 (8-7) Raced freely with leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 4l behind Hiddon Coin (9-10) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (5) pol.
Tartan Blue 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 11l behind Hannahs Turn (9-2) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Nors The Panic 25-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Top Boy (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Annaley My Darling (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair throughout, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Bapak Bangsawan (9-2) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Dalhousie Lassie 100-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, soon lost place, 8th of 9, 42l behind Two No Bids (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.