GLORIOUS TWELFTH could cap a memorable afternoon for Nicky Henderson and A P McCoy if she improves a little on her second over a similar trip at Newbury. Grand Exit looks the danger on her second at Market Rasen in July but she hasn't raced since. Brockwell Park was well behind the selection on her debut under Rules but improved to finish runner-up at Wincanton and is preferred to As I Am, pulled up at Fakenham last month. Venetia Williams has her string in good order but Toubeera may just need this after a lengthy absence.
Affiliate 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division, struggling over 3f out, plugged on from over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 19l behind Agent Fedora (10-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Nov.
As I Am (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, hit 4th and quickly dropped to rear, pulled up straight after next, in a race won by Mischievous Milly (10-10) at Fakenham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 9 ran.
Bright Light 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Weather Babe (11-0) at Towcester 2m Mares NH Novice Hurdle (3yo+) (4) sft in Dec.
Brockwell Park 12-1 (10-7) Led, headed 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Ballinahow Star (11-3) at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Classic Pearl 7-4 (11-7) in a race won by Harbour Court (11-7) at Kingston Blount 2m 5f ptp gf in Apr '11, 6 ran.
Digger Time 100-1 (10-7) Always behind, jumped right 4th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by King Keano (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Jun '09, 16 ran.
Fast Ruby 80-1 (10-10) Held up, blundered and weakened 5th, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Western Approaches (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Glorious Twelfth (IRE) 11-10fav (10-10) Held up in touch in last pair, not fluent 7th, outpaced after 3 out, rallied final 150 yards, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Dancingtilmidnight (11-2) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov.
Grand Exit 9-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders, landed steeply 1st, not fluent 6th, ridden after 3 out, outpaced before next, went 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Trop Fort (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jul.
Liqueur Rose 14-1 (11-0) Mistakes, towards rear on outside, lost touch from 4th, tailed off, 7th of 11, 39l behind Weather Babe (11-0) at Towcester 2m Mares NH Novice Hurdle (3yo+) (4) sft in Dec.
My Silver Lilly 66-1 (10-4) In rear, ridden and struggling final 7f, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Werenearlyoutofit (10-13) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Toot Sweet (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders until outpaced after 3 out, 6th of 11, 16l behind Weather Babe (11-0) at Towcester 2m Mares NH Novice Hurdle (3yo+) (4) sft in Dec.
Toubeera 10-1 (11-5) Towards rear, not much room 10f out, pushed along 6f out, headway 3f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, not able to trouble easy winner, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Fourth Estate (11-9) at Ayr 2m NH flat (4) gd in Apr '11.