After three seconds, Jonny Portman will be looking for a change of luck for his four-year-old Weather Babe. My Miss Lucy won by five lengths at Hereford last month while Fairey Delta was third, just behind Weather Babe, on her debut at Folkestone when Alder Mairi was back in fifth. MOONLIGHT MAGGIE is stoutly bred but caught the eye on her introduction at Taunton and will know more today. She gets a tentative vote, though newcomers Milanella and Taradrewe are worth watching if the market speaks in their favour.
My Miss Lucy 11-4fav (10-11) Mid-division, headway 6f out, led over 2f out, ridden clear from 1f out, won at Hereford 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Jan beating Yacht London Lady (10-11) by 5l, 12 ran.
Alder Mairi (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 8, 5l behind Umadachar (10-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) sft in Jan.
Back To My Place (IRE) Bob Back mare out of Homebird.
Fairey Delta 8-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, chased leader until 9f out, chased leaders until outpaced 4f out, stayed on again final 2f, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Umadachar (10-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) sft in Jan.
Forgotten Promise 10-1 (10-6) Pulled hard, mostly in rear, struggling over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Hold Court (11-6) at Ludlow 2m cond NH flat (5) gs in Jan.
Gracey Bella (IRE) 11-4fav (11-2) Held up, took keen hold, headway 9f out, pushed along 6f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind My Miss Lucy (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Jan.
Milanella (IRE) Milan mare out of La Zingarella.
Miss Powderkeg Beat All mare out of Worth Waitin For.
Moonlight Maggie 12-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 8f out, every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace 1f out, 5th of 13, 8l behind The Wee Lass (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mrs N H flat (5) gs in Jan.
Riviere Ruby 80-1 (10-6) Held up mid-division, weakened and tailed off 6f out, 7th of 10, well behind Il Presidente (11-4) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Scarlett O'tara Kayf Tara mare out of Lynoso.
Taradrewe Kayf Tara mare out of Kaream.
Call Me April Generous filly out of Anyhow.
Carole's Spirit Hernando filly out of Carole's Crusader.
Dulcemara (IRE) 15-2 (10-5) In touch in mid-division, went 2nd 9f out, led over 5f out, headed 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 12, 31l behind My Miss Lucy (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Jan.
Jog On Kitty Generous filly out of Storm Kitten.
Scarva King's Theatre filly out of Dara's Pride.
Weather Babe 7-4 (10-5) Held up in touch, headway to 3rd 4f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, slightly hampered and switched right over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Umadachar (10-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) sft in Jan.