A winner in France, Magic Art showed her best form in this country so far when fifth at Chester. But she has a few lengths to find with WILHANA on earlier form at that track. The latter made all there last month but couldn't hold off better opposition on her latest start. Back in this lower grade, she's fancied to get the better of Pontefract runner-up Vicky Valentine and return to winning ways. Elizabeth Coffee steps up in class for this while A Star In My Eye remains badly out of form.
Magic Art (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Prominent, effort on inside when hampered well over 1f out, soon beaten, finished 6th, placed 5th, 5th of 7, 4l behind Wilhana (9-2) at Chester 1m 4f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd in Jun.
Wilhana (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind Kings Bayonet (9-8) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
A Star In My Eye (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, last of 16, 31l behind Saved By The Bell (10-1) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Vicky Valentine 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led after about 2f, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Hoop Of Colour (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Elizabeth Coffee (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Slowly into stride, soon recovered chasing leading trio, slightly lost place 5f out, rallied on outside over 2f out, ridden and went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Tinseltown (9-12) at Catterick 1m 4f app hcp (6) gf.