IRON BUTTERFLY beat Mistral Reine by five lengths on heavy going at Fontwell in March. James Eustace's mare fancied to confirm the form here, despite the revised terms, as she's had a couple of recent runs on the Flat whereas her old rival hasn't been seen since. Definite Ruby won at Fontwell in April but then disappointed at Southwell in June while Buxom appears to be going backwards. Lindsay's Dream was tailed off at Stratford last month and is still 3lb higher than her last winning mark.
Definite Ruby (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Chased leader until approaching 5th, chased leaders, mistake and weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Taigan (11-7) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Iron Butterfly 2-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, made all, mostly always clear, hit 4th, not fluent 6th, mistake 2 out, weary flat, always going to hold on, won at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Mar beating Mistral Reine (10-6) by 5l, 8 ran.
Buxom (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Towards rear, ridden before 3 out, left poor 6th at the last, never on terms, 6th of 16, 36l behind Centasia (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) sft.
Mistral Reine 5-1 (10-6) In touch, headway to chase leaders 5th, modest 3rd 3 out, one pace and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 12, 21l behind Definite Ruby (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Lindsay's Dream 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders after 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 11, 39l behind Rosie Probert (11-5) at Stratford 2m (3) sft in Oct.