More Equity faces an impossible task at the weights and Golden Sparkle is also racing from outside the handicap. Twin Plan is only a pound wrong in the weights, however, and has won four of her last five between the flags and under Rules. She beat Golden Sparkle over a slightly shorter trip here last month. Kentford Grey Lady is the class act but has the weight to match. She's not been quite at her best lately while the Stuart Crawford pair Aibrean and Streamtown have been chasing. Along with More Equity, Florafern was well behind MICRO MISSION when Chris Grant's mare won this last year. She's been in good form again this winter and an encore looks very feasible with the excellent Samantha Drake taking off 5lb.
Kentford Grey Lady 12-1 (11-0) Held up behind, headway after 4 out, effort on outside 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, no impression flat, 7th of 19, 9l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) sft in Mar.
Aibrean (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) In rear, went 4th from 7th, went 3rd from 4 out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, always held by winner, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Upsilon Bleu (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov chs (3) gs in Mar.
Florafern 8-1 (10-6) In rear, ridden and weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Seymour Eric (9-11) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Micro Mission (IRE) 5-2 (10-5) Led, headed 2nd, left in lead and hampered 5th, made rest, ridden 3 out, stayed on strongly, won at Carlisle 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) hvy in Feb beating Bollin Fiona (10-7) by 9l, 4 ran.
Streamtown (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and no impression from before 2 out, weakened from last, 5th of 6, 19l behind Overyou (10-6) at Kelso 2m 7f Mares Handicap Chase (0-120) (5yo+) (4) gs.
Twin Plan (IRE) Evensfav (10-9) Held up in rear, early progress into 3rd 4 out, led after next, travelling well in clear lead 2 out, stayed on strongly run-in, easily, won at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 gd beating Mr Bb (10-3) by 11l, 10 ran.
Golden Sparkle (IRE) 9-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders, led before 3 out, headed approaching last, no extra flat, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Twin Plan (9-11) at Ayr 2m 5f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-130) (4yo+) (3) sft in Mar.
More Equity 11-2 (10-1) Led until after 10th, outpaced before 14th, stayed on from 2 out, just held for 3rd place close home, 4th of 6, 11l behind Overyou (10-6) at Kelso 2m 7f Mares Handicap Chase (0-120) (5yo+) (4) gs.