Chesnut Annie has shown a lot more than fellow veteran Lady Myfanwy lately and can't be ignored in this. Spotthestripe has finished second at Leicester and Wetherby since the turn of the year while On Holiday won a shade cosily between the flags earlier this month, though the second didn't do much for the form next time. THEATRE QUEEN has a cracking national hunt pedigree and has won three of her last four starts in point-to-points. She makes her debut under Rules today but should take all the beating if handling the bigger fences. Lucette Annie is probably the pick of the remainder.
Lady Myfanwy 33-1 (11-0) Prominent until 7th, pushed along after next, driven and losing touch after 9th, behind 13th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Current Exchange (11-7) at Leicester 2m 7f hts chs (3) sft in Mar, 7 ran.
Lucette Annie 6-4 (11-7) Trckd ldrs; led aft 4 out; stayed on wl, won at Upcott Cross 4m ptp beating Bellsinni Ron (12-0) by 8l, 6 ran.
Chesnut Annie (IRE) 1-5 (11-12) Led 5-7; led 10; drew clr 14; stayed on wl, won at Monmouthshire 3m ptp sft in Mar beating Knight Blaze (11-10) by dis, 3 ran.
Cheyanwe (IRE) 6-4 (11-12) (bl) cl 2nd til led last; all out, won at East Essex 3m ptp gd in Mar beating Galbally King (12-5) by 1/2l, 3 ran.
Cutlass Silver 5-2 (10-7) In tch til wknd 15; to, 3rd of 4, well behind Major Decision (11-0) at Larkhill 3m ptp.
On Holiday 7-4 (10-7) Held up; hdwy 15; led last; clever, won at Essex 3m ptp gd beating Volcan Surprise (11-0) by 2l, 7 ran.
Spotthestripe 2-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 10th, no impression on winner, not fluent last, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Radharc Na Mara (11-1) at Wetherby 3m 1f mares hunt chs (6) gs in Mar.
Theatre Queen (IRE) 1-6 (11-10) (cp) led 3; drew clr 3 out; v easy, won at North Warwickshire Hunt Club 3m ptp gd beating En Suite (11-7) by 30l, 5 ran.