DEFINITELY GLAD only found Free Thinking too good in a similar contest on the Polytrack at Kempton last month. She may lack a bit of scope but is probably the one to beat in this finale ahead of Exeter and Newbury runner-up Moll Flanders and Be My Present, though the latter will strip fitter for her run behind Captain Cutter in a Listed race at Ascot. Abigail Lynch won a point-to-point in Ireland back in October but is probably best watched here along with debutantes Dervla and Land Of Vic.
Be My Present 16-1 (10-11) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 14l behind Captain Cutter (11-4) at Ascot 2m NH flat Listed (1) hvy in Dec.
Abigail Lynch (IRE) 7-4 (11-7) Chsd ldrs in 4th, mstk 3rd, prog 4out & good jump to ld 3out, 4l adv gng best 2out, sow, won at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Spirit Oscar (11-7) by 6l, 9 ran.
Definitely Glad (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner 2f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Free Thinking (10-7) at Kempton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Dec.
Dervla (IRE) Definite Article mare out of Kennycourt Lady.
Land Of Vic Old Vic mare out of Land Of Glory.
Oh Dear Oh Dear 100-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, never on terms, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Kings Palace (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) sft in Dec.
Rightonthyme 40-1 (10-4) Behind most of way, behind final 5f, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Kings Palace (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) sft in Dec.
Sharagen 50-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, behind final 4f, tailed off, 9th of 11, 30l behind Polly Peachum (10-12) at Warwick 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gd in May.
Lady Lectra 16-1 (9-12) Led, took keen hold, headed after 3f, stayed 2nd until over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 32l behind John Reel (10-12) at Ffos Las 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Nov.
Moll Flanders 11-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed laong over 4f out, went 2nd entering final 2f, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Reach The Beach (11-2) at Newbury 1m 4f Fillies Nat Hunt Flat (3yo) (6) sft in Dec.