ZANOUSKA defied a five-month absence and stepping up markedly in trip to gain an impressive victory on Polytrack at Lingfield. She begins in handicaps on a lowly mark and should complete the double. Rose Kazan hasn't done much wrong in her three starts at Wolverhampton and has given the impression she'll be well suited by today's conditions while there's little between Ana Shababiya and Voice From Above on their 1-2 at Leicester in August. Magic Skyline has won twice over hurdles during the winter and with fitness guaranteed should get into the frame. Lady Artiste made a successful debut at Newcastle last April so fitness may not be a problem.
Lady Artiste (IRE) 13-8 (8-9) Held up in rear and in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Corton Lad (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f Stakes (0-70) (3-4yo) (5) gf in Jun.
Ana Shababiya (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 19l behind Lean On Pete (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Magic Skyline (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders on outside, edged left and no impression 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 4 1/2l behind Vicky Valentine (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Voice From Above (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind I'm Harry (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Patty Fingers (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Carried (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f stks (0-75) pol in Dec.
Irondale Express 11-1 (8-8) Tracked winner, lost place 2f out, soon ridden, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Stars Over The Sea (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2yo hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Lady Yeats 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and every chance 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, dropped to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 5l behind Jordan Princess (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.
Rose Kazan (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Stumbled start, tracked leader, took keen hold, led over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Arantes (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Zanouska (USA) 5-2 (8-6) Went right start set steady pace, headed over 7f out, tracked leader, ridden and edged right 2f out, led again entering final furlong, driven and hung right then left towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Mar beating Elpida (8-6) by 1l, 7 ran.
Red Wifey (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Dwelt, tracked leaders in 3rd, outpaced over 3f out, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and just failed, 2nd of 6, hd behind Camachoice (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
Newgate Queen 28-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders near side, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 18l behind Pupil (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gs in Sep.