Dual bumper winner TOUBEERA attempted to make all in a Listed contest at Sandown but was starting to feel the pinch when blundering at the second last. She's likely to start a short-priced favourite here and should gain her first success. Pollystone has definitely improved with racing and produced a decent effort in a Polytrack bumper at Lingfield in December. Her pedigree suggests she'll do well over hurdles so she must be a threat while Gulfport is another who should take to jumping obstacles and will be better for her run in a Wetherby bumper last month. Icy Quiet didn't show much on the level but her trainer does well with similar types and she's one to note.
Barathea Dancer (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, badly hampered 2nd, headway to mid-division soon after, chased leaders 4 out, weakened after next, tailed off and mistake next, 10th of 15, well behind Hidden Identity (11-3) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Dante's Frolic 66-1 (10-9) In rear, headway before 5th, when 3rd after 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 17, well behind Up And Go (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan.
Dubaianswer 66-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway 4th, chased leaders before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 11, 29l behind Utopie Des Bordes (11-3) at Doncaster 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Grethel (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, behind before 3 out, stayed on flat, no chance, 9th of 16, 24l behind Coverholder (11-10) at Wetherby 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Icy Quiet 12-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 9f out, chased winner until outpaced 3f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 21l behind Dewala (9-5) at Southwell 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs (flat).
Just Walking Jack 14-1 (11-2) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 19l behind Free Thinking (11-4) at Fakenham 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft.
Mobane Ali 66-1 (9-13) Tracking leaders on outside when mistake 1st, soon lost place, behind 4th, 8th of 12, well behind Fleet Dawn (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Pollystone (IRE) 9-4fav (10-7) Led, hard driven and strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Alphabetical Order (10-9) at Lingfield 2m mdn n h flat (6) std in Dec.
Shady Sadie (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Mid-division on inside, outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden, never on terms, 5th of 10, 23l behind Atlanta Falcon (11-1) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun '11.
Splendid Blue (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Niki Royal (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Sun Lady (FR) 40-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, led before 3 out, headed before last, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 27l behind Graceful Descent (10-4) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Toubeera 66-1 (11-2) Led, clear on bend before 2 out, coming back to field when bad mistake 2 out, 4th and weakening when left 3rd and mistake last, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Utopie Des Bordes (11-2) at Sandown 2m 4f mares listed nov hdl (1) hvy.
Gulfport 10-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, weakened over 4f out, 6th of 11, 13l behind Ifits A Fiddle (10-10) at Wetherby 1m 5f fll 4yo N H flat (6) sft in Jan.
Intent 18-1 (10-12) Not fluent, tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 4th, behind 6th, soon pulled up, in a race won by L'unique (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f Listed hdl 3yo (1) sft in Dec, 9 ran.
Iron Butterfly 40-1 (10-5) Held up in 5th, effort on inside approaching 2 out, went 4th under pressure after 2 out, no chance when hit last, 4th of 7, 24l behind Knight Of Pleasure (10-9) at Sandown 2m 4yo hdl (4) hvy in Jan.