Seedless will make this a true test and won over a similar trip at Cartmel in August. But the top weight may struggle to give 18lb to LADY KARINGA. With just one place from five attempts over fences, Lucy Jones' charge is hardly nap material but there is a good chance she's capable of improving on that record if she jumps a little better over these easy fences. Midnight Macarena won over 3m at Chepstow last season and it would be no surprise to see her in the firing-line while Misstree Dancer is 8lb lower than when winning at Newbury in 2010, though remains woefully out of form. Shropshirelass is racing from 7lb out of the handicap.
Seedless 3-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, effort 2 out, soon under pressure, stayed on strongly towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Lucky Sunny (10-13) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Oct.
Misstree Dancer 9-2 (11-8) Mid-division, pushed along before 10th, weakened before 5 out, 6th of 10, 31l behind Very Stylish (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.
Lady Karinga 17-2 (10-9) In touch, not fluent 7th (water), weakened 12th, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Sizing Santiago (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Sep.
Midnight Macarena 5-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders, led 2 out, ridden and headed last, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Queen Of Mantua (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Shropshirelass 10-1 (10-6) Blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Forever My Friend (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Sep, 9 ran.