Tigresse Bleue won at Huntingdon and Chepstow last month but has gone up 9lb in the weights and is taking on better opposition today. Mrs Peachey's run behind Highland Retreat at Wincanton has been franked and Tom Bellamy's claim should help the top weight get competitive but we were quite impressed with SCHOLASTICA at Ascot and Tom Symonds' mare can follow up. She only beat Top Totti by a length and some would argue that the runner-up, who was hampered on the run-in, should reverse the form on 2lb better terms but the winner appeared to have something left in the locker. Fourth-placed Lady Kathleen is also better off at the weights but was beaten more than 10 lengths. Alder Mairi isn't without a chance but In By Midnight may struggle to confirm Worcester running in October with Benefique Royale.
Mrs Peachey (IRE) 17-2 (10-12) Mid-division, headway on inside after 3 out, ridden to chase leading pair between last 2, stayed on to chase winner flat, held near finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Highland Retreat (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov.
Alder Mairi (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Led, joined after 3 out, headed before next, soon one pace, ridden and no impression in 4th between last 2, weakened last, 4th of 6, 20l behind Midnight Belle (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f (3) sft in Nov.
Scholastica 4-1fav (11-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders and always travelling well, went 2nd on bit approaching 2 out, led and hit last, edged left and stayed on well flat, driven out, won at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov beating Top Totti (10-10) by 1l, 10 ran.
Tante Sissi (FR) 11-4fav (11-5) Held up, headway when mistake 2nd, led after 4th, jumped left next, clear before 6th until 10th, mistake, sprawled badly and headed 12th, not recover and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rossa Parks (10-5) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov, 6 ran.
Golden Gael 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, blundered badly 6th, not recover, last and behind next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Rossa Parks (10-5) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov, 6 ran.
Tigresse Bleue 8-13fav (11-13) Jumped well, soon disputing close 2nd, definite 2nd 7th, led narrowly soon after, ridden clear between last 2, eased towards finish, won at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov beating He's The Daddy (11-6) by 7l, 6 ran.
Teochew (IRE) 7-4fav (11-9) Set crawl until after 1st, chased leaders, not fluent 6th, weakening when mistake 3 out, 5th of 7, 31l behind Midnight Belle (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.
Top Totti 9-2 (10-10) Held up in mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, led well before 2 out, driven between last 2, headed last, one pace and held when carried left flat, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Scholastica (11-5) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Lady Kathleen 8-1 (11-2) Ran in snatches in mid-division, lost place and jumped slowly 7th, headway under pressure approaching 3 out, driven and went 4th between last 2, never going pace to get on terms, 4th of 10, 12l behind Scholastica (11-5) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Synthe Davis (FR) 11-1 (11-12) Towards rear, in rear from 7th, never dangerous, 6th of 7, well behind Foundation Man (11-12) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
In By Midnight 5-2 (10-4) Tracked leader, challenged after 3 out, every chance when not fluent last, ridden and no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Midnight Belle (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f (3) sft in Nov.
Benefique Royale 20-1 (10-5) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, closer order into mid-division approaching 4th, headway to 4th 3 out, kept on flat, 4th of 18, 14l behind Garde La Victoire (11-5) at Warwick 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.