made all, clear from 3 out, eased heavily towards finish
tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner from 3 out, kept on from last, always well held
in rear and in touch, ridden before 3 out, soon outpaced, went 3rd from last, one pace
with winner until before 3 out, ridden after 2 out, weakened last
Lady Buttons is on a roll and will probably be backed to complete the hat-trick, despite a massive 12lb rise. But Kalaniti won at Kelso and Wetherby in the autumn and was flying too high in a Listed race at Haydock when last seen and Versifier has been getting closer, though needs a major leap forward to figure in this higher grade. TAWEYLA is only 2lb higher than when justifying favouritism in this 12 months ago. She hasn’t raced since May of last year but overcame a similar absence to score at Kempton last season and could be set for a repeat.
Lady Buttons 5-4fav (12-2) Held up mid-division, headway 3 out, led next, clear between last 2, pushed out, comfortably, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Jan beating Malapie (11-8) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
Taweyla (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, lost place 4th, soon behind, tailed off, last of 10, dist behind Don Padeja (11-4) at Warwick 2m hcp (3) gs in May.
Kalaniti (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up, headway before 5th, not fluent and outpaced 3 out, not fluent next, weakened last, last of 6, 18l behind Colin's Sister (11-0) at Haydock 2m 3f lst (1) sft in Dec.
Versifier 12-1 (10-11) Held up, not fluent 2nd, headway 4th, no chance with when taking 2nd before 2 out, one pace, 2nd of 7, 17l behind Solighoster (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f (4) sft in Jan.