Jean Fleming won a mares' maiden on her debut between the flags at Glenbane in October but the form hasn't really worked out and the one to beat in this is GRACE AND FORTUNE. Richard Rowe's charge has only been beaten a head in her last two starts here and at Plumpton and deserves to get her head in front for a change. It's difficult to make a case for any of the remainder including newcomers Redinga and Supersticion.
Grace And Fortune 8-1 (11-4) Shared lead with winner until 4th, remained in 2nd, ridden before 2 out, stayed on to press winner last, driven to narrow lead flat, headed final strides, 2nd of 4, hd behind Too Generous (11-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Hernello (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Led, headed 4th, jumped left next, soon led again, carried out by loose horse just before 6th, in a race won by Miss Ballantyne (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft, 13 ran.
Jean Fleming (IRE) 3-1 (10-11) Alw pr, cl up 3out, chall 2out, better jump last, row, won at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct beating Really Smart (10-11) by 3l, 11 ran.
Redinga Karinga Bay mare out of Medway Queen.
Shine In Time (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon outpaced, 7th of 8, 44l behind Free Thinking (10-7) at Kempton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Dec.
Strange Bird (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Led 1st, clear with 2nd from 3rd, raced wide, clear halfway, very wide bend after 6th, hung badly left bend going out final circuit, soon eased and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Tepalo (11-12) at Sligo 3m mdn hdl sft in Aug, 11 ran.
Hannah's Silk (IRE) 28-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden 7f out, weakened 4f out, 8th of 11, well behind Molly's A Diva (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m mrs N H flat (6) gs.
Supersticion 66-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden 7f out, lost place over 4f out, last of 14, 29l behind Sommersturm (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol (flat).