Alan King seems to have found a good opportunity for ALFLORA DORA to finally get off the mark and the filly should take all the beating with Where's Susie and Quantique two others that enter calculations. The selection has been running well in better novice hurdles recently and should find things easier in maiden company. The form looks ok from those runs and she sets the standard. The way the weights have fallen puts Where's Susie closely rated with the pick but despite a good run here last time her performances on quicker ground is a worry. Quantique has run well in two Novice hurdles so far but the level of form isn't up with that of the selections' although she'll be helped with Liam Treadwell in the plate for the first time. Isintshelovely hasn't quite built on some decent bumper form but her last appearance in a non-handicap race would have her in the mix while Dawn Wind was only moderate on the level and might be best watched on her debut over timber. Not a bad start to the day here with Alflora Dora getting the selection.
Alflora Dora 7-2 (10-12) In touch, headway approaching 3 out, ridden after, stayed on one pace, 4th of 13, 33l behind Caoba (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Assay Office 40-1 (10-10) Mid-division, not fluent 5th, jumped slowly 8th, soon in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Speed Bonnie Boat (10-10) at Towcester 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gd in Mar, 12 ran.
Dabaratsa (FR) 40-1 (10-11) Always in rear, tailed off and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Opatja (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd, 10 ran.
Isintshelovely (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Always behind, driven after 5th, struggling before 3 out, 9th of 12, 21l behind King Gabriel (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gf.
Maria Antonia (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Behind when fell 4th, in a race won by Sea Storm (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gf in Nov, 11 ran.
Miss Sassi 50-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden 7f out, behind final 5f, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Quideo De Touzaine (11-4) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Overspin 20-1 (10-6) Led, headed 3rd, weakened quickly 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Pterodactyl (11-6) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd, 13 ran.
Pleiade De La Vega (FR) 100-1 (10-3) Held up, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 37l behind Silver Bank (10-6) at Hereford 2m 1f nov sell hdl (5) gd.
Quantique (FR) 6-1 (9-9) Held up, ridden and headway approaching 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 9, 18l behind Avant Gardiste (11-2) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Sweet Robinia (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Led 2nd, clear 6th, ridden, headed 3 out, weakened quickly, 7th of 8, well behind Calusa Crystal (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f mrs nov hdl (4) gf.
Dawn Wind 16-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 25l behind El Bravo (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol (flat).
Highly Elaborate (IRE) 200-1 (10-0) Mid-division, hung right approaching 2nd and unseated rider, in a race won by Silver Bank (10-6) at Hereford 2m 1f nov sell hdl (5) gd, 14 ran.
Sylroy 66-1 (9-12) Held up in 6th, mistake 2nd, hit 5th, 5th, driven after 3 out, no chance when hit last 2, 4th of 8, 42l behind Calusa Crystal (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f mrs nov hdl (4) gf.
Where's Susie 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders in 4th, led 3 out, ridden, headed approaching 2 out, no impression when edged right flat, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Calusa Crystal (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f mrs nov hdl (4) gf.