BONHEURS ART, Plume and Tom Folan catch the eye here, with Bonheurs Art taken to make a winning handicap debut. Tom Folan has been running very consistently, and chased home a progressive type two runs ago, before scoring next time in game fashion. He has a bit to find however, running from 4lbs out of the handicap. Plume was made favourite on her seasonal bow, but last year's Haydock maiden winner could manage only third. That was a decent event however, and this daughter of the pacy Pastoral Pursuits can give a good account. Bonheurs Art took a while to open her account, taking a Ripon maiden three weeks ago. The third home has since won a handicap off a 2lb lower mark than the selection runs off here, and she may be leniently treated. Bonheurs Art can score again.
Secret Queen 20-1 (8-11) Chased leader until well over 2f out, soon weakened under pressure, last of 10, 23l behind Dafeef (9-2) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Bahati (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, edged left under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Miss Zooter (9-0) at Newbury 7f fll hcp (4) gf.
Plume 6-4fav (8-13) Always prominent, disputing lead and every chance from 2f out until no extra and dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Miss Zooter (9-0) at Newbury 7f fll hcp (4) gf.
Sabatini (IRE) 10-11fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon close up in 4th, pushed along over 2f out, ran on take 2nd post, no impression, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Maldon Prom (7-11) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-90 (4) pol in Dec.
Chaussini 28-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 17l behind Queen's Grace (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in Oct.
Fly Silca Fly (IRE) 17-2 (8-10) Held up, headway 2f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, never going pace to reach leading duo, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Ghostwing (9-2) at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Basle 11-4fav (9-2) Keen early, chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, ran on under pressure to lead final strides, won at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Fawley Green (9-1) by shd, 8 ran.
Key Light (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, soon held up towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 15, 18l behind Miss Zooter (9-0) at Newbury 7f fll hcp (4) gf.
Vanilla Loan (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in touch, smooth headway 2f out, pressing for lead and every chance when ridden and hung badly left final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Flaneur (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf.
Bonheurs Art (IRE) 5-4fav (8-12) Always prominent, hard driven to challenge over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf beating Kielder (9-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Mount Juliet (IRE) 11-8fav (9-4) Took keen hold, in touch on inside, unable to quicken 2f out, headway and ridden to challenge for well held 2nd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Kingston Acacia (8-10) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Tom Folan 8-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, switched right and effort over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating The Strig (9-1) by shd, 6 ran.