Nicky Henderson boasts a 50 per cent strike rate with his bumper horses here and FREE THINKING can add to his tally. The Hernando mare had no trouble justifying favouritism on her debut on the Polytrack at Kempton in December. Rising Teal showed promise when fourth at Newbury while Supreme Present didn't run badly at Warwick after winning at Uttoxeter but Just Walking Jack is now tried in blinkers and Genes Quest isn't getting any better. Fancy Act and Siksika are probably the most interesting newcomers.
Free Thinking Evensfav (10-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Dec beating Definitely Glad (10-12) by 9l, 8 ran.
Supreme Present 11-2 (11-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Venceremos (11-2) at Warwick 2m mares n h flat (6) sft in Nov.
Fancy Act Act One mare out of Taqreem.
Genes Quest 20-1 (10-8) Close up on outer, lost place over 3f out, 7th of 11, 43l behind Orchard Boy (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (5) std in Jan.
Just Walking Jack 20-1 (11-4) Led, headed 8f out, ridden and lost place 2f out, 6th of 11, 12l behind Giveagirlachance (10-7) at Lingfield 2m Mares Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Jan.
Seas Of Green Karinga Bay mare out of Emerald Project.
Share The Dosh 66-1 (10-3) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 16, well behind Blue Article (10-10) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jun.
Siksika (IRE) Golan mare out of Native Delight.
Rising Teal 10-1 (10-12) Towards rear when stumbled badly and almost fell halfway, recovered and headway on inside 4f out, went modest 4th final furlong out, 4th of 12, 21l behind Reach The Beach (11-2) at Newbury 1m 4f Fillies Nat Hunt Flat (3yo) (6) sft in Dec.
Wheat Free Midnight Legend filly out of Talkasha.