Saturday 8 February 2020
Dual mares' novice hurdle winner (2m/2m2½f) last year on good/good to soft. Showed she handles heavy when 3L third at Chepstow in January from today's mark. Should again be competitive.
Listed bumper winner. Off for a long time after that but showed she retained some ability in just one run last season. Respectable reappearance at Sandown. Brought down early latest. Wind op since then. Needs improvement on handicap debut.
Triple hurdles winner over 2m, all on good ground. Ran well in bumpers on soft earlier in her career, but untried on heavy. Lost her way last summer, but if able to reproduce her best from this mark after a break, she couldn't be ruled out.
All her three wins have been on heavy ground, so these conditions should be ideal, but she will need to be much better for having had a wind operation than she has been in her two runs prior to Christmas.
Irish point winner who is 0-7 under rules. Acts on heavy. Out of sorts last couple of starts, but has slipped to a dangerous mark. Could go well.
C&D scorer on heavy ground in November, when 8lb lower. Never really going when upped to this mark at Chepstow last time. Whether that we down to ability or something else, we probably won't know until after this race, but she has a bit to prove.
Dual hurdles winner, including here over 2m4f in her previous spell with this trainer. Lost her way on the Flat since then, but has previously been competitive from this mark, so certainly not written off.
1-16 over hurdles, having scored when 5lb lower at Chepstow (2m, soft) a couple of years ago. Largely inconsistent since then, but was runner-up from today's mark back at Chepstow last April, so can't be discounted.
Daphne Du Clos (1/1), Valse Au Taillons (11/4), Llantara (10/1), Born To Please (10/1), Deputy Jones (11/1), So Lonely (14/1), Flight To Nowhere (20/1), Riviere Argentee (20/1)