HANDMAID should make the most of the 10lb she receives from Plumpton scorer Bugsy's Girl in the first division of this mares' bumper. A daughter of King's Theatre and a half-sister to two winning jumpers, Peter Bowen's four-year-old made a promising start behind Down Ace at Bangor last month and will have benefited from the experience. Miss Dimples and Spartaculous look held on that run but Dardanella is interesting having finished ahead of Bad Girls and Just Got Lucky here on debut when easy to back. Miss Probus should be monitored for market support.
Bugsy's Girl (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, smooth headway on outside 5f out, went 2nd over 3f out, led and jinked right 2f out, pushed clear final furlong, easily, won at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in May beating Just Archie (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Dardanella 16-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 5f out, led over 2f out, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 15, hd behind Shuil Gealach (10-12) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd.
Just Got Lucky 9-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened after halfway, 8th of 15, 22l behind Shuil Gealach (10-12) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd.
Kallina (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up in touch in rear, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 36l behind Old Dreams (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f mares n h flat (6) sft in Oct.
Ruby Haze 40-1 (10-8) Led early, with leader, led after about 3f, headed halfway, quickly lost place, tailed off and pulled up before 3f out, in a race won by Tea For Two (10-5) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Spartaculous 150-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, well beaten final 5f, tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Down Ace (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) sft in Apr.
Annies Idea Yoshka filly out of Danum Diva.
Bad Girls (FR) 12-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, led halfway, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 15, 20l behind Shuil Gealach (10-12) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd.
Handmaid 12-1 (10-8) Tracked winner, ridden to challenge over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Down Ace (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in May.
Miss Dimples (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Raced wide held up until rider dropped rein briefly and headway to track leaders after 2f, lost place quickly halfway, 13th of 15, well behind Down Ace (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in May.
Miss Probus Erhaab filly out of Probus Lady.
Secret Island 100-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, weakened over 6f out, behind when pulled up over 2f out, in a race won by Make Me A Fortune (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May, 9 ran.