The ground remained on the fast side at Windsor yesterday evening, which really did not suit either Lily Of Year and Bartimaeus. Lily got a little behind and would not let herself down fully in the first half mile, but finished well in the last two of the six furlongs and was only seven lengths behind as she came home in 7th of 12 runners. Lily holds an entry for Chepstow on Thursday, where a stiffer six and anticipated cut in the ground should prove beneficial. Oisin Murphy was pleased with Bartimaeus, as after breaking very sharply he was obliged to cut out all of his running in the race, and he kept on very well from the front end to keep fourth place at the finish, beaten a half a dozen lengths. The jockey is pretty convinced that he will much prefer a softer surface, and he could be winning very soon.