This has attracted a big field and it looks wide-open. L'Unique was third in the Mares' Hurdle at The Festival and had Hidden Identity, Top Totti, Cailin Annamh and Down Ace behind. The latter has since run in a Listed handicap at Newbury where she finished behind Lily Waugh and Fairytale Theatre but ahead of Luci Di Mezzanotte and Mrs Peachey. Polly Peachum won easily at Warwick last time but has shot up the weights as a result and Loyaute likewise after winning over 2m at Ludlow. KOOLALA was raised 10lb after winning at Wincanton but the longer trip clearly suited and she looks capable of confirming earlier Doncaster form with Beyeh and Brijomi Queen, despite worse terms. Paul Webber's improving mare gets the nod though it would be no surprise to see Alder Mairi run well and she makes more appeal than One Lucky Lady, Blue Buttons and the hat-trick seeking Lovey Dovey.
L'unique (FR) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division outpaced 3 out, ridden and stayed on to chase leading pair after next, every chance last, kept on under pressure flat, held towards finish, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gs in Mar.
Cailin Annamh (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) In touch, lost place 4 out, weakening when mistake 2 out, 12th of 16, 26l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gs in Mar.
Hidden Identity (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up behind, headway before 2 out, soon driven, ridden and stayed on into 4th flat, never reached leaders, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gs in Mar.
Polly Peachum (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Took keen hold early, chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out, led well before next, clear 2 out, very easily, won at Warwick 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar beating Woodland Walk (11-6) by 14l, 10 ran.
One Lucky Lady 33-1 (10-9) Prominent, 2nd after 3 out, ridden 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 24, 22l behind Don Poli (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f (2) gd in Mar.
Loyaute (FR) 5-2 (11-12) Led until 3rd, led 6th, clear before 2 out, easily, won at Ludlow 2m (3) gd in Mar beating Springinherstep (11-9) by 15l, 4 ran.
Top Totti 66-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, driven 2 out, one pace approaching last, no impression flat, 6th of 16, 6l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gs in Mar.
Fairytale Theatre (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, dived at 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, mistake 2 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 13, 20l behind Run Ructions Run (10-7) at Newbury 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Mar.
Mrs Peachey (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders approaching 6th where mistake, ridden and weakened before 3 out, blundered 2 out, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Run Ructions Run (10-7) at Newbury 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Mar.
Down Ace (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Chased leader until approaching 6th, chased leaders, weakened and hung hung left after 3 out, 7th of 13, 26l behind Run Ructions Run (10-7) at Newbury 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Mar.
Blue Buttons (IRE) 2-9fav (11-5) Made all, jumped left 4 out, driven clear after 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Bright Intervals (10-12) by 6l, 11 ran.
Alder Mairi (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Led and disputed, advantage after 4th, ridden and headed before 2 out and dropped to 3rd, left modest 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, ridden and dropped to 3rd before last, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 8, 17l behind Vicente (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Koolala (IRE) 5-2fav (11-5) In touch, smooth headway to go 2nd before 2 out, led on bit last, kept on well, won at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gs beating Pressies Girl (10-12) by 5l, 14 ran.
Beyeh (IRE) 15-2 (11-9) With leaders on outside, led 4th, mistake next, ridden after 3 out, headed narrowly next, ridden and stayed on flat, held when lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Pass The Time (11-12) at Doncaster 2m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Feb.
Natural Spring 14-1 (11-7) Chased leader until 3rd, prominent, pushed along before 2 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 11, 10l behind Polly Peachum (10-4) at Kempton 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Apr '13.
Lily Waugh (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Chased leading trio, went 2nd approaching 6th, led well before 3 out, riddden and headed 2 out, lost 2nd between last 2, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Run Ructions Run (10-7) at Newbury 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Mar.
Luci Di Mezzanotte 16-1 (10-4) Not fluent, always towards rear, 9th of 13, 41l behind Run Ructions Run (10-7) at Newbury 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Mar.
Point The Toes (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 6th, went 4th before 4 out, 5th when mistake 2 out, ridden and no impression from before last, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 8l behind Alpha And Omega (11-4) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Lovey Dovey (IRE) 9-2fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 7th, challenged 3 out, led before next where not fluent, edged left approaching last, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep beating Up For An Oscar (11-6) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
Brijomi Queen (IRE) 7-2fav (11-1) In touch on inside, driven 4 out, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, left 4th at last, no impression, 4th of 9, 6l behind Pass The Time (11-12) at Doncaster 2m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Feb.