Liqueur Rose was all out to win a mares' bumper at Bangor on her racecourse debut and will find it tougher here under a penalty. Newcomers Chatterbox, related to smart chaser My Will, and Woodyoulikeme, from the same family as hurdler/chaser Stagecoach Pearl, both represent powerful NH yards and have to go on the short-list but WAVES AND WIND looks open to improvement and could be the one to beat. Noel Chance's gelding was very green on debut at Uttoxeter but kept on under hands and heels and wasn't beaten far at the post. This looks less competitive.
Diamond Tammy (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 6f out, headway on inside 4f out, chased winner over 2f out until over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Social Overdrive (11-3) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Harris (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Led 11; clr 2 out, won at Larkhill 2m 4f ptp in Mar beating Bit Of A Clown (12-0) by 7l, 10 ran.
Liqueur Rose 13-2 (11-3) Tracked leading pair, headway on inside 4f out, went 2nd 3f out, led going well over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, ridden and held on final 75 yards, won at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gs in Jan beating Toot Sweet (11-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Mr Squirrel (IRE) Great Palm gelding out of Patsy Donnellan.
My Friend Riquet (FR) 66-1 (11-4) Held up and always towards rear, 10th of 12, 12l behind Shutthefrontdoor (11-1) at Ascot 2m NH flat Listed (1) sft in Dec.
Silver Divo 80-1 (10-9) Mid-division, lost place halfway, soon behind, 13th of 15, well behind Kaysersberg (10-11) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Waves And Wind (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, headway 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 16, 15l behind Midnight Oscar (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Chatterbox (IRE) Poliglote gelding out of Ney Will.
Daveron (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, lost place 5f out, well beaten final 3f, 11th of 13, 44l behind Devon Drum (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (5) gd in Mar.
Woodyoulikeme Primo Valentino gelding out of Flintwood.
H'ella Petite 16-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, took keen hold, saddle slipped and lost place 12f out, pulled up over 10f out, in a race won by Fairey Delta (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar, 18 ran.