Bob's Lady Tara is the overall form choice but the Swinbank mare rather disappointed last time when a beaten favourite here earlier in the month. She is probably better assessed on a pair of previous runner-up efforts but the Swinbank team has been far less active in the bumper sphere this term after compiling a splendid record in such contests in previous seasons. Therefore, preference is for HELLESBELLES, a more than promising fourth on debut at Ayr in January behind Swaton Typhoon. The mare represents the Crawford team whose Irish raids must always be taken very seriously and who boast a fine 40% strike rate in such contests this season in the UK with six winners from 15 runners. Fairweather Friend was nicely punted on her Warwick debut when shaping with considerable promise. Improvement seems assured and she could emerge as a major player.
Amethyst Rose (IRE) Beneficial mare out of Cap The Rose.
Bob's Lady Tara 5-2fav (10-4) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden over2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 12, 27l behind Devenish Island (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd.
Bomber Belle (IRE) Gold Well mare out of Vulcan Belle.
Cinnomhor 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leader to halfway, ridden over 5f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 47l behind Brijomi Queen (10-13) at Kelso 2m mrs N H flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Hellesbelles (IRE) 11-2 (10-8) Held up in last pair, headway under pressure 4f out, went 4th inside final 2f, 4th of 11, 16l behind Swatow Typhoon (11-4) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Knockturnal (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 12, 20l behind Fair Loch (11-2) at Catterick 2m Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Maiden (4-6yo) (6) gs in Feb.
Shankhouse Wells (IRE) Milan mare out of Norwood Cross.
Fairweather Friend 7-1 (10-5) In rear, headway over 4f out, not much room over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 17, 7l behind Carole's Spirit (11-0) at Warwick 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft in Feb.
Run Ructions Run (IRE) Westerner filly out of Perfect Prospect.