Serenity Spa has gone close the last twice including at Warwick earlier in the week but is upped in class along with Bold Ring. Kosika will need to step up on her fifth at Catterick while neither Saucy Minx nor Al Manaal look particularly well handicapped. Relatively lightly-raced for her age, ANYA showed enough last season to suggest she can win off her current mark and Henry Candy's mare gets the nod on her reappearance with doubts surrounding today's opposition.
Saucy Minx (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Pressed leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Tea Leaf (8-0) at Salisbury 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) sft.
Al Manaal 20-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden and outpaced 2f out, switched left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 9l behind Trixie Malone (8-5) at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Anya 5-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on to go 4th near finish, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Naaz (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Serenity Spa 6-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenged over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed last stride, 2nd of 7, hd behind Ixelles Diamond (8-9) at Warwick 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Kosika (USA) 7-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Conry (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Bold Ring 66-1 (9-0) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 18l behind Living The Life (9-0) at Lingfield 7f fls cond stks (2) pol in Apr.