Rev Up Ruby came good over hurdles at Newcastle when finishing six lengths ahead of Spring Over though a penalty could prove her undoing in this. Rathvawn Belle should be in the firing-line again after a couple of placed efforts and the Irish raider Dominetta Vitali may be good enough to get involved. But a chance is taken on dual bumper winner TONVADOSA on her hurdling bow as she beat a subsequent winner seven lengths at Chepstow back in March. Maiden hurdle winner The Flaming Matron was pulled-up on her return to action and may be best watched for now.
Rev Up Ruby 18-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 6th, headway before 4 out to chase leaders, led 4 out, clear from 2 out, driven out, won at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov beating Texas Rose (10-7) by 5l, 10 ran.
The Flaming Matron (IRE) 17-2 (10-10) In touch in 4th, weakened from 4 out, blundered 3 out, pulled up next, in a race won by Amore Mio (11-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov, 9 ran.
Dominetta Vitali (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Waited with, closer in 7th 5 out, tracked leaders approaching 3 out, 2nd approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Raajih (11-7) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f beg chs gd in Aug.
Ma Cranky (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Rcd 2nd, prog to disp 2out, rdn & mstk last, kow, won at Largy 3m ire ptp gs in Apr '12 beating Blue Article (11-7) by 5l, 6 ran.
Rathvawn Belle (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, chased winner before last, kept on and always held, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Brijomi Queen (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Spring Over (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Rev Up Ruby (10-5) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Tonvadosa 5-2 (11-10) Made all, ridden 2f out, clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Chepstow 2m mares n h flat (6) hvy in Mar beating Bobble Boru (11-3) by 7l, 6 ran.