A penalty has proved no barrier to success in this mares' hurdle in the past and DOWN ACE is expected to encounter few problems following up an impressive maiden success at Towcester. She was a smart bumper horse and looks a nice prospect. Revaader has been placed in four of her 11 career starts but hasn't raced since being well beaten at Newton Abbot in June. Perhaps Sudden Wish will be the one for forecast-backers if she settles a bit better than she did when fourth at Plumpton.
Down Ace (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, closed when not fluent 2 out, led when went right and left before last, pushed out, cosily, won at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs beating Reves D'amour (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Bermacha 100-1 (8-9) Outpaced, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 12, 7l behind Swiss Art (9-4) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Nov '09 (flat).
Misty Mornin 100-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, ridden after 7th, went 4th 3 out, soon weakened, lost 4th latter stages, 5th of 7, well behind Spirit Oscar (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Revaader 8-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, led until narrowly headed 4 out, chased winner until after next, weakened quickly approaching 2 out, 5th of 15, 30l behind Anay Turge (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Sudden Wish (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, blundered 5th, making modest progress when slightly hampered 3 out, 5th when mistake 2 out, plugged on to modest 4th flat, 4th of 10, 13l behind Regal Encore (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
The Selector 50-1 (10-12) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Hannah's Princess (11-5) at Lingfield 2m (6) std.
Truckers Darling (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Annie Power (11-2) at Clonmel 2m hdl hvy in Feb.