Last year's winner, Miss Lilly Lewis, only had one run subsequently and finished well beaten. She may struggle to stage a repeat under a penalty as Hazel Brook has already been placed at Southwell and Newton Abbot, while Ovilia showed promise at Worcester last month. Newcomer Beatrix Kiddo is worth a second glance in the betting as she's a half-sister to smart hurdler Raya Star but we might take a chance on CENTORIA. She's from the same family as Centasia, who won a bumper over this trip last year before running well in Listed events at Sandown and Aintree, so may have more speed than most of her rivals.
Miss Lilly Lewis 13-8fav (11-5) Behind, headway over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, 9th of 12, 26l behind Izzini (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Oct.
Afillycalledlily (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) In touch on outside, outpaced over 5f out, soon lost place and behind, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Anger Management (11-1) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Beatrix Kiddo (IRE) Scorpion filly out of Garden City.
Centoria (IRE) Generous mare out of Cent Prime.
Garlands Quest Relief Pitcher filly out of Coolers Quest.
Hazel Brook 7-4 (10-7) Held up in 4th, chased leading pair 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Chalk It Down (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (5) gf in Aug.
Libation Doyen filly out of Cream Jug.
Ovilia (IRE) 9-2 (10-4) Set slow pace, headed 10f out, led again 6f out, headed over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 10, 7l behind Miss Sassypants (10-11) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Aug.
Ragtime Lady General Gambul mare out of Pink Lady.