ENCHANTED GARDEN looked an improved performer when scoring easily at Newcastle and, as the runner-up has scored subsequently, a 6lb rise looks manageable. Zarosa is a progressive filly who just failed to defy a 5lb rise for her Newcastle success at Nottingham last month. She looks certain to go close with her regular rider claiming 7lb while La Bacouetteuse ran well enough over this trip at Catterick to get competitive. Beat The Shower is the only course and distance winner in the line-up and was running from a 17lb higher mark at this time a year ago.
Zaplamation (IRE) 11-4 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 7f out, soon went 2nd, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Petella (8-6) at Doncaster 1m 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Estemaala (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 6, 20l behind Semeen (9-9) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
La Bacouetteuse (FR) 11-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Miss Macnamara (8-13) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Enchanted Garden 3-1fav (9-5) Held up in touch on inside, headway and effort over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Maska Pony (8-11) by 4l, 9 ran.
Mason Hindmarsh 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind Big Time Billy (8-6) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
My Destination (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Pushed along to be with leader, lost place 4f out, last of 7, 37l behind Petella (8-6) at Doncaster 1m 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Full Speed (GER) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 3f out, weakened 2f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, 45l behind Looks Like Rain (8-5) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Authentication 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Tetbury (9-6) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Zarosa (IRE) 4-1fav (8-4) Raced wide, keen soon held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 11, nk behind Albonny (9-2) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Beat The Shower 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, soon no impression, 4th of 13, 5l behind Big Time Billy (8-6) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Wee Giant (USA) 25-1 (9-6) Held up in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 12l behind Enchanted Garden (9-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.