VIOLIN DAVIS had obviously learned from her first run over fences at Exeter as she jumped well when easily justifying favouritism at Newbury last month. Harry Fry's mare should follow up here with Ryan Mahon's claim halving her penalty. Tara Rose is the one most likely to chase here home as she's already finished second at Ludlow and Leicester. Sussex Sunset will strip fitter for her run in a jumpers' bumper at Wolverhampton but winning pointer Feisty Lass hasn't shown much so far under Rules.
Violin Davis (FR) 7-4fav (10-12) Led until after 1st, led 3rd, not fluent 4 out, ridden clear from last, won at Newbury 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Jan beating Urgence D'estruval (11-6) by 11l, 5 ran.
Feisty Lass (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Behind, mistake 3rd, headway on outside approaching 4 out, weakened next, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Too Generous (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
Sussex Sunset 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 16l behind Adiynara (11-2) at Wolverhampton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4yo+) (AWT) (4) std in Jan.
Tara Rose 7-2 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway on inside to chase leading duo approaching 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, ridden between last 2, keepuing on same pace when hit last, weakened flat, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Valmari (10-11) at Ludlow 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Jan.