Churchtown Love makes her debut under Rules having won a point-to-point at this time last year. Shuil Gealach won a fast ground bumper at Worcester last summer and is related to a couple of hurdle winners. She should go well, but ROSA FLEET is the obvious choice. She scored at Market Rasen earlier this month and is fancied to defy a penalty representing an in-form yard. The remainder are harder to fancy unless Taffy Dare has improved from her modest hurdles debut back in November.
Rosa Fleet (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, closed before 4th, led when not fluent last, soon ridden clear, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft beating Fine Moment (11-3) by 8l, 10 ran.
Churchtown Love (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Mid div, prog to jn ldrs 3out, 2nd bef last,kow to get up last stride, won at Belharbour 3m ire ptp sft in Feb '13 beating Lady Cloudings (11-7) by hd, 12 ran.
High Holloa 66-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, reminders 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 7, 37l behind Anay Turge (11-10) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) hvy.
Shuil Gealach (IRE) 11-8fav (10-12) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jun beating Dardanella (10-12) by hd, 15 ran.
Taffy Dare (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Held up, took keen hold, headway 7th, not fluent 3 out, weakened approaching next, tailed off, 5th of 7, 47l behind Woodland Walk (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Teeton Blackvelvet Fair Mix mare out of Teeton Priceless.
Zuileka 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Landecker (11-3) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.