Mickie has won at Newbury and Kempton this season and has kept good company overall. She stays well but has to give 15lb to the highly-progressive BULL AND BUSH , who proved she stayed the trip when rallying well to score at Towcester last time. She would have won easily had she not made a mess of the final flight. Romantic Fashion beat Golden Sparkle over a shorter trip here last month but there may not be much between the pair on today's revised terms and Land Of Vic and Twin Plan might have preferred a softer surface. Clara Mc Cloud has also shown her best form on easier ground but may still be well handicapped.
Mickie 25-1 (11-4) Hampered 1st, mid-division, under pressure 8th, never a threat, 12th of 23, 11l behind Fingal Bay (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Bull And Bush (IRE) 4-1fav (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, challenged 2 out, soon led and edged right, joined flat, driven and asserted towards finish, won at Towcester 3m (3) gs in Mar beating Cove (10-6) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Land Of Vic 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led 3rd until 5th, ridden and every chance before 3 out, weakened from next, 5th of 6, 26l behind Mayfair Music (11-2) at Doncaster 3m mares Listed nov hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Twin Plan (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, 3rd after 4 out, ridden and no impression before last, kept on one pace, lost 3rd run-in, last of 4, 18l behind Un Beau Matin (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl sft in Mar.
Romantic Fashion (IRE) 11-4fav (11-6) Led to 3rd, led again soon after, ridden before last, kept on well towards finish, won at Ayr 2m 5f (3) hvy in Mar beating Golden Sparkle (10-13) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Golden Sparkle (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) In rear, headway before 2 out, chased winner before last, kept on, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Romantic Fashion (11-6) at Ayr 2m 5f (3) hvy in Mar.
Gulf Punch 5-1 (11-7) Held up in touch on outside, not fluent 2nd, ridden to chase winner last, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Granaruid (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar.
Clara Mc Cloud (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Mid-division, progress into 2nd before straight, led entering straight, ridden to assert approaching 2 out, clear before last, eased closing stages run-in, won at Limerick 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl hvy beating Shuilamach (11-1) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Micro Mission (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led 5 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 4, 14l behind Mysteree (11-12) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Mar.