Ed Vaughan has a tremendous strike rate with his runners at Gosforth Park, but while Primrose Valley is running at the peak of her powers it will be no easy task for her to defy top weight. Westhoughton has been a beaten favourite on his last two starts so we seek to oppose him with FLICKA'S BOY. Tony Coyle's gelding has performed with credit in three maidens and with the form of his latest start receiving a boost at York this week a handicap mark of 71 appears fair. Scarlet Bounty is another to make a first start in a handicap but Olivia Fallow has struggled to convert her form from maidens, though she kept on well in a similar race at Thirsk. Classic Flyer is yet to trouble the judge but he was a popular order on his latest outing at Ripon and he may be capable of more.
Primrose Valley 13-8fav (9-0) Made all, clear when reminder over 1f out, ran on strongly, unchallenged, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) beating You're My Cracker (8-9) by 6l, 8 ran.
Olivia Fallow (IRE) 4-1 (8-1) In touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Al Ghuwariyah (8-3) at Thirsk 5f 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Flicka's Boy 14-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Toocoolforschool (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Scarlet Bounty (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Held up behind in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Polarisation (9-5) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Westhoughton 13-8fav (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Showstoppa (9-7) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) sft.
Elizabeth Flynn (IRE) 7-4 (8-11) Chased winner until not much room on inside and dropped to 3rd over 3f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, went 2nd last strides, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Low Cut Affair (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo clm stks (6).
Classic Flyer 5-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Perardua (9-2) at Ripon 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Lazy Days In Loule (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind She's A Worldie (8-9) at Beverley 5f 2yo nov stk (5) gf in Jul.
Shortmile Lady (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, chased leader until weakened rapidly over 1f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Little Lady Katie (8-11) at Ripon 6f mdn (5) gd.
Pickle Lilly Pearl 16-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, hd behind Studio Star (9-1) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs.