UNE ARTISTE, winner of the Fred Winter at The Festival, ticks all the right boxes and can continue on her upward curve as, being a four-year-old, she still receives weight from all of today's rivals despite the Grade 3 penalty. Swincombe Flame has had a good season and was far from disgraced behind Quevega here last month but she's better over further and may be due a rest. Dreambrook Lady could find this company a little hot but Prima Porta is a progressive mare judged on her victory at Sedgefield and could improve past Russie With Love and Fashionable Gal.
Dreambrook Lady (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Held up behind, headway 6th, chased leaders after 3 out, ridden and effort next, kept on under pressure flat, 4th of 14, 2l behind Laudatory (10-0) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Prima Porta 3-1fav (11-5) Led until approaching 2nd, chased leaders, challenged 2 out, led soon after, came clear flat, stayed on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Toto Corde Meo (10-7) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Russie With Love 7-1 (10-10) Held up, headway 5th, challenged after 7th, led after 3 out, clear when not fluent last, stayed on well, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Queens Bay (10-12) by 10l, 8 ran.
Swincombe Flame 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway after 4th, ridden 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, no impression, 9th of 19, 6l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gd in Mar.
Une Artiste (FR) 40-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, went 4th 2 out, stayed on well approaching last, switched slightly right flat, soon led, ran on, won at Cheltenham 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Mar beating Edeymi (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 24 ran.
Fashionable Gal (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) In touch, lost place after 3 out, weakened before next, 10th of 14, 35l behind Laudatory (10-0) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Queen Of Mantua (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Held up mid-division on inner, headway before 4 out, chased leading pair before 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Miss Tique (10-12) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Valmari (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) Led, blundered 3 out, ridden before 2 out, headed before and mistake last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Miss Tique (10-12) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.