BITTERSWEETHEART carries a penalty courtesy of her victory in a maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter in June but hasn't done a lot wrong since in a couple of starts at the same track in novice events and sets a fair standard here. Me And Ben looks the danger on her recent second at Cartmel, though there should be more to come from Bangor third Duchess Theatre. Scarlet Whispers started well over hurdles when third at Worcester but then disappointed at Stratford. The easier ground should be in her favour and she looks the pick of the remainder.
Bittersweetheart 3-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led before 2 out, soon ridden, headed close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Rosie Probert (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Jul.
Duchess Theatre (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway approaching 7th, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 6, 8l behind As I Am (11-10) at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Flamin June 33-1 (10-9) Towards rear, weakened before 5 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by As I Am (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Jul, 8 ran.
Hopeand 25-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, pulled hard early, weakened from 2 out, 3rd of 8, 28l behind As I Am (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Jul.
Me And Ben (IRE) 7-2 (10-9) Prominent, ridden and outpaced by front pair after 2 out, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Faith Jicaro (11-6) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jul.
Pagham Belle 100-1 (10-9) In rear, headway when not fluent 5th, weakened 3 out, mistake 2 out, 5th of 11, 29l behind Crazy (10-10) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul.
Recway Lass 66-1 (10-7) Behind, moderate headway 3 out, never dangerous, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Toubeera (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 125-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, quickly lost place before 5 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rosie Probert (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Jul, 7 ran.
American Kiss (SWE) 100-1 (10-9) Prominent, jumped left 3rd, weakened after 5th, 10th of 11, well behind Fairyinthewind (10-9) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Dapper's Dancer 66-1 (8-6) Trackled leader, led over 4f out, raced farside well over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 6, 34l behind Lady Jourdain (8-12) at Catterick 7f 2yo sll (6) sft in Jul '11 (flat).
Exclusive Dancer 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 11th of 13, 13l behind No Quarter (9-3) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May (flat).
Scarlet Whispers 3-1fav (10-5) Led, not fluent 2 out, headed before last, weakening when blundered at hurdle, 5th of 13, 30l behind Fighter Jet (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gf.
Spanish Trail 125-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, 6th of 7, 42l behind Rosie Probert (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Jul.