Nicky Henderson can end proceedings with another winner in the shape of newcomer FOREVER PRESENT. The 210,000 euros purchase is related to a winning hurdler and her dam is a half-sister to triple Gold Cup hero Best Mate. La Calinda makes most appeal of those with experience on her debut second at Huntingdon last month, while Reinette O'Bry showed her first worthwhile form with a fifth to the unbeaten Swing Bowler at Warwick last time. September Blaze should improve for last month's introduction at Ludlow and Diligent is a debutant to keep an eye on for the future.
Forever Present (IRE) Presenting mare out of Sidalcea.
La Calinda 6-1 (10-10) Held up, headway on outside over 4f out, ridden and edged left well over 1f out, stayed on same pace, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 13l behind Gowithdflo (10-3) at Huntingdon 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Dec.
Reinette O'bry 150-1 (10-2) In touch, outpaced 4f out, not much room and lost place 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, no impression, 5th of 13, 16l behind Swing Bowler (11-0) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Ringaround unknown sire mare out of unknown dam.
September Blaze 6-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced halfway, headway over 3f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 11, 21l behind Buxom (11-5) at Ludlow 2m mares n h flat (5) gs in Dec.
The Flaming Matron (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of The Mighty Matron.
Aegean Memories Haafhd filly out of Perdicula.
Diligent (7-7) 3rd of 12, 1l behind Brave Knight (8-3) at Happy Valley(HK) 6f hcp in Jun '07 (flat).
Duchess Theatre (IRE) King's Theatre filly out of Avitta.
June French (FR) 40-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 16, 17l behind Go Annie (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo flls NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Lady Sinatra 14-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and losing touch 6f out, stayed on final 3f, never in contention, nearest finish, 5th of 16, 18l behind Go Annie (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo flls NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Ussee (FR) Vangelis filly out of Duchesse Pierji.