Lady Charisma overcame a bad last-flight error to score at Towcester in November then fell at Wincanton in January so she'll need to brush up her jumping. Madame De Guise made a reasonable start at Stratford in October after arriving from France and was tackling a longer trip at Warwick the following month. She's likely to be capable of much better but the vote goes to OUR PHYLLI VERA. She didn't enjoy the testing conditions at Plumpton last time so wouldn't want any more rain but she defied a 13lb rise for her earlier victory and is only 4lb higher here. Lindsay's Dream was over eight lengths behind in that latter event and appears unlikely to reverse the form.
Madame De Guise (FR) 5-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 7th of 13, 33l behind Keshi Pearl (10-12) at Warwick 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Ruby Glow 12-1 (11-4) Raced wide, soon in touch, reminder 7th, lost place next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Beyeh (11-4) at Southwell 2m 4f (4) gs in Dec, 9 ran.
Lady Charisma 7-2 (11-1) Chased leading pair, went 2nd and hit 3 out, over 2 lengths 2nd and pushed along when fell 2 out, in a race won by Vieux Lion Rouge (11-8) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Jan, 13 ran.
Our Phylli Vera (IRE) 11-10fav (11-1) In touch, headway to tracked leaders 3 out, every chance next, led last, ridden out, won at Plumpton 2m 2f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Was My Valentine (10-4) by 1l, 7 ran.
Lindsay's Dream 5-1 (10-3) In touch in rear, ridden 6th, lost ground next, not a factor after, 5th of 7, 8l behind Our Phylli Vera (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 2f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.