This is virtually a re-run of a similar Listed event held over 2m3f here last month. Glens Melody made a successful raid over from Ireland on that occasion and the runner-up Mischievous Milly re-opposes on the same terms. But HIDDEN IDENTITY was beaten only a length in third and is 5lb better off today. That gives her a good chance of taking revenge and Tim Vaughan's mare may well come out best in what looks a tight contest. Prima Porta finished a further three lengths back in fourth and has been well beaten since while L'Unique's progressive form of last year came to an abrupt end after landing the Grade 1 Juvenile Hurdle at Aintree in April.
Glens Melody (IRE) 7-4fav (11-8) Held up in touch, closed 6th, led when not fluent 2 out, went slighty right last, edged right flat, driven out, won at Warwick 2m 3f mrs lst hdl (1) hvy in Jan beating Mischievous Milly (11-8) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
L'unique (FR) 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division, lost place approaching 3 out, well held after, mistake last, 12th of 18, 18l behind Dell' Arca (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Nov.
Mischievous Milly (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, hampered 4th, not fluent 5th, soon switched right, closed next, every chance 2 out, slightly short of room last, switched left flat, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Glens Melody (11-8) at Warwick 2m 3f mrs lst hdl (1) hvy in Jan.
Hidden Identity (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in last, headway 3 out, ridden before 2 out, close 3rd last, hung left flat, no extra near finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Glens Melody (11-8) at Warwick 2m 3f mrs lst hdl (1) hvy in Jan.
Prima Porta 12-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, steady headway on inside before 5th, chased leaders approaching 4 out, went 3rd 3 out, no extra in 4th before next, 4th of 6, 9l behind Highland Retreat (11-5) at Ascot 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.