Diligent was a promising sort a couple of years ago but the market will probably tell us how fit she is after a long absence. Recent course and distance fourth Donna's Pride has looked a little one-paced so far but Lady Busanda showed promise on her debut here behind the more experienced Georgian Firebird. Alan Swinbank's mare tries to defy her penalty here but could be upset by stable companion MOLLY CAT. Daragh Bourke's mount won by 10 lengths at Wetherby before running Clondaw Banker to a couple of lengths on the Polytrack at Kempton and may have too much pace for these. One Act may need this but is a half-sister to a Flat winner and one to note for future reference.
Diligent 18-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 20, 38l behind Eleven Fifty Nine (11-1) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gd in Apr '12.
Bossy Beccy 100-1 (10-11) Always behind, 8th of 12, 34l behind Knocklayde Express (10-13) at Kelso 2m mrs N H flat (6) gs in Feb.
Degenerous (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 10th halfway, ridden in 7th entering straight and soon no extra, weakened, 12th of 15, well behind Miss Mardan (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mares n h flat in Jan.
Donna's Pride 4-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, steady headway to 4th over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 12l behind On Tour (11-11) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
One Act Act One mare out of Fujakka.
Georgian Firebird 6-1 (10-5) Close up in rear, headway 2f out, led 1f out, pushed out, readily, won at Catterick 2m mares n h flat (5) hvy in Feb beating Buckboru (11-1) by 9l, 6 ran.
Molly Cat 11-4 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong but no impression on winner, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Clondaw Banker (10-13) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Lady Busanda 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7f out, ridden and outpaced over 4f out, rallied inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 12l behind Georgian Firebird (10-5) at Catterick 2m mares n h flat (5) hvy in Feb.
Toola Boola Tobougg filly out of Forsythia.