Only an ordinary affair and On The Off Chance must have every chance of recouping losses incurred when only fourth at Worcester. Binowagh Bay has won at Cartmel and been second at Hexham in two previous raids across the Irish Sea while Dancing Emily may not have handled soft ground last time and is lightly raced. A win and two seconds at Worcester put Princesse Fleur on the short-list, but she has gone up a further 7lb and we'd rather take a chance on QUEEN OF EPIRUS. Brian Rothwell's mare has yet to win a race of any description but she did show promise when fourth at Catterick when last seen over timber and hasn't been disgraced over 1m4f on the Flat recently. She could be well handicapped.
Dancing Emily (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Held up on outside, effort 3 out, ridden after next, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 31l behind Clouds Of Mist (10-6) at Cartmel 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in May.
Binowagh Bay (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leader until 2nd, not fluent 4th, outpaced next, stayed on from 2 out, went 2nd last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 8l behind Great Oak (10-10) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Petit Fleur 25-1 (11-4) Held up, ridden after 8th, soon weakened, last of 7, 36l behind Social Realism (11-3) at Aintree 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jun.
On The Off Chance 3-1fav (10-9) In touch on outside, led before 5th, not fluent 3 out, driven and headed before next, 4th and weakened last, 4th of 13, 20l behind Emerald Rose (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Lovey Dovey (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3rd, led 7th, headed 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 8th of 10, 42l behind Zefooha (10-4) at Sedgefield 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) gs in Dec '11.
Presenting Me (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Prominent until outpaced before 3 out, no impression after, 4th of 9, 23l behind Massannie (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.
Taradrewe 8-1 (10-4) Behind, headway 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Breaking Bits (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Me And Ben (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway and effort on outside 3 out, ridden last, kept on, held flat, 4th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Amistress (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gf in Jun.
Carhue Princess (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Led 1st, soon headed, prominent, led 5th, not fluent 7th, soon headed, lost place when not fluent 3 out, no extra from next, 5th of 14, 24l behind Leath Acra Mor (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Stand Clear 25-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Cruachan (10-6) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Queen Of Epirus 14-1 (10-12) With leader, took keen hold, blundered 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 8, 14l behind Amber Cloud (10-7) at Catterick 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Princesse Fleur 13-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, soon chased winner, always held, 2nd of 16, 3l behind Anton Dolin (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Ophelia's Kiss 33-1 (10-10) Held up on outside, weakened after 3 out, 11th of 12, well behind Party Palace (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Jun.
Maggie Aron 12-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, well behind Anton Dolin (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
June French (FR) 11-2 (10-0) With leader, led narrowly after 4th, hard pressed 3 out, headed last, no extra flat, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Amistress (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gf in Jun.
Photogenique (FR) 66-1 (9-13) Mid-division, lost place 5th, soon behind, 13th of 15, 31l behind Amistress (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gf in Jun.
Daddy'slittlegirl 66-1 (9-6) Prominent, lost place after 3 out, weakened before next, last of 8, 36l behind Ruby Crown (10-7) at Towcester 2m cond hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.