Having hinted at ability previously, Valse Au Taillons won by 11 lengths at Ffos Las. She should make a bold bid to follow up under her penalty but EVITA DU MESNIL could be anything and Richard Newland has found a decent race in which to blood his three-times French bumper winner over hurdles following wind surgery. Cape Fair was only beaten a neck in a handicap at Bangor two weeks ago while Miss Brooklyn was second in a maiden at Southwell when the first two pulled well clear.
Valse Au Taillons (FR) 11-2 (10-12) Made all, clear 2nd, kept on strongly, unchallenged, won at Ffos Las 2m (4) gd in Jun beating Ena Baie (10-12) by 11l, 7 ran.
Callintheshots 11-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, weakened over 5f out, 6th of 8, 14 3/4l behind Martha Brae (10-10) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (5) gd in May.
Cape Fair 7-1 (11-10) Behind, hampered after 5th, not clear run after 3 out, soon switched right, headway when not much room 2 out, went 2nd last, ran on, not quite reach winner, too much to do, 2nd of 9, nk behind The Character (11-10) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f hcp (5) gs in Jun.
Evita Du Mesnil (FR) (10-3) won at Saint Brieuc 1m 4f stks sft in Nov beating Defi Majeur (9-10) by hd, 10 ran.
Miss Brooklyn 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, went 3rd before 5th, went 2nd approaching 2 out, no impression on winner, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Henrietta Bell (11-0) at Southwell 2m mdn (4) gd in May.
Lyn's Secret (IRE) 66-1 (10-3) Held up last, closer in 4th place from 3rd, 3rd and stumbled 4 out, outpaced 3 out, mistake next, 3rd of 5, dist behind Tomorrow Mystery (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f (4) gd in May.
Artichoke Heart 11-1 (10-8) Chased leader until before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, dist behind Dollys Destination (10-12) at Hexham 2m (4) gd in May.