COVE stayed on late into second behind Sergeant Mattie at Plumpton on Monday. She was no match for the winner but is heading in the right direction and, as the extra furlong will help, is fancied to open her account if this doesn't come too soon. Bumper winner Shuil Gealach looks the danger as she'll strip fitter for her third at Bangor last month and will also have learned from the experience. Lily Little Legs may have some scope but it's difficult to make much of a case for the others.
Cove 25-1 (10-5) Towards rear, headway after 9th, ridden next, stayed on to go 2nd at last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Sergeant Mattie (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) sft.
Dahteste 25-1 (10-5) Led until after 7th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 7, 44l behind Woodland Walk (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Delineate (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, jumped left 1st, blundered next, last when slow next, lost touch before 7th, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Bobble Boru (11-6) at Exeter 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy.
Lily Little Legs (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, weakened over 4f out, 6th of 10, 27l behind Side Step (11-0) at Doncaster 2m mrs N H flat (6) sft in Jan.
Redinga 200-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, pushed along over 9f out, soon weakened and behind, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Zulu Oscar (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
She's Noble 20-1 (10-5) Mid-divion, jumped slowly 6th and 7th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 10, well behind Knock House (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Shine In Time (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along after 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, 8th of 14, 41l behind Mickie (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Shuil Gealach (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) In touch, mistake 5th, headway 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Churchtown Love (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.